A 60-year-old foreign national suffered a heart attack at Reis Magos Beach in Caniço at around 10 pm last night.
The victim was staying in a nearby hotel, and decided to go for a late night swim with a group of friends. However, after a few minutes he complained of feeling unwell.
After the alert was given, the Sapadores do Funchal and the Rapid Intervention Medical Team (EMIR), rushed to the scene and performed CPR on the man, who was then transported to hospital. Unfortunately, he later died.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family.
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