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Body Found off Ponta de São Lourenço

The captain of the port of Funchal, José Luís Guerreiro, has confirmed ‘that this afternoon a dead body was found floating near the northern coast of Ponta de São Lourenço.’

When asked if the body was that of a 59-year-old Swiss Citizen who went missing in the vicinity yesterday (Sunday),  the Funchal Port Captain has said that at this moment ‘it is not possible to confirm, because all the information has not yet arrived.  An autopsy will be performed later and the body has yet to be formally identified.

Several Civil Protection entities took part in the search and rescue mission including the Maritime Police, Public Security Police and the Sapico Firefighters.

At the moment the body is under the justification of the Maritime Authority’s Shipwreck Relief Institute (ISN).

Samantha Gannon

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Madeira Weekly