According to the National Maritime Authority (AMN), the incident happened yesterday afternoon (30 December), when the German teenager, who was accompanied by his parents, was "surprised and dragged by a wave" and ended up "in difficulties in the water", said the AMN in a statement.

"The young man was rescued onto the beach by a local who was there, and was later assisted and transported to a hospital by the Voluntary Fire Department of Grândola, in a state considered to be stable," he added.

The local command of the Setubal Maritime Police took care of the incident.