The Captain of the Port of Funchal told Lusa: “A 36-year-old German tourist has disappeared,” saying that “her companion was pushed against the jetty, but she managed to return by her own means”.

The alert was given around 15:00 and, since then, searches have been carried out.

According to the captain of the Port of Funchal, elements of the PSP, the Maritime Police, the Santana Volunteer Firefighters, a helicopter, a SANAS Madeira vessel and 'drones' are all on site.