16 people have drowned on Portuguese beaches so far this year

in News · 25-08-2020 11:05:00 · 2 Comments

16 people have died on Portuguese beaches so far this year, three of whom drowned on Sunday, two of those cases on beaches in the Algarve.

Seven of the total drownings occurred on manned beaches and nine on beaches without lifeguards.

The number of drownings on non-manned beaches during the first half of this year has risen by 45.5 percent in comparison to the same period of last year.


Well, Tony, Portugal is thankfully not the USA. Most people drowning near Portugal beaches because they cannot swim well and overrate their capabilities. For those that want to feel safe there are enough places where lifeguards are present. If they are not, DON'T go into the water.

By John Dough from Lisbon on 27-08-2020 08:08

I have been many times to beaches in Portugal. To say they are manned, is laughable. You may have 1 or 2 lifeguards if you're lucky walking up and down the beach. If you want to see how beaches should be guarded come here and see how its done. Drownings here mostly happen when swimmers go out on unguarded beaches or after the lifeguards go off duty.

By Tony B from USA on 25-08-2020 07:55
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