There is still no information on the whereabouts of the man who was spotted yesterday evening by a resident entering a river near the Madeira Inspection Centre, Funchal.
On receiving the alert, a search began yesterday at 6 pm, involving five members of the Madeiran Volunteer Firefighters (BVM) a drone, the PSP and a rescue dog, who were later replaced by a rescue team consisting of four BVM personnel.
As yet the man has not been found.
Earlier on in the day, another man had been spotted sitting on the river bed of the Santa Luzia River, Funchal. The man seemed relaxed, and from all accounts this is a regular occurrence.
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