In a statement, the AMN stated that “the causes of this occurrence are unknown”. The alert was given on 10 September at 10:05 am, through the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) in Lisbon.

The body, the source said, was about a nautical mile (approximately two kilometres) south of Carvoeiro beach, and was rescued by the crew of the Ferragudo Lifeguard Station and transported to the Portimão Naval Support Point.

According to the AMN, after calling the Judiciary Police and contacting the Public Ministry, the body was transported to the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Portimão for identification.