Mathias Sandeck, who had dual nationality (Portuguese and German) and had lived in the municipality of Lagos since he was five months old, was part of the National Underwater Fishing Team, and passed away during his participation in the XXXII Euro-African Championship in Denmark. A serious accident occurred on the second day of competition, on August 8, 2019, leading to the death of this young athlete.
The limestone sculpture, made in his honour and donated to the municipality, represents, as explained by its creator, “the descent to the bottom of the sea, a dance between life and death”. The piece was installed at the “Prainha” viewpoint (next to the fishermen’s ramp) in Praia and Vila da Luz.
The sculpture was unveiled with family and friends of Mathias Sandeck in attendance.