“The 24 year old man fell into the sea without having managed to return into the land”, the Captaincy said in a press release sent to Lusa News Agency.

The incident also involved another tourist, also German, who was rescued and is being accompanied by health authorities.

The alert was given at 3:45 pm and searches were carried out by sea and land to find the missing man. According to the Fire Department, the strong swell that was felt in the area made the operation difficult, which involved two boats and two drones.