The incident happened yesterday early afternoon at around 1.50pm. The woman was assisted by lifeguards and the maritime police who attempted to revive her as well as by Portimão fire-fighters and INEM emergency medics. The woman was transported to Portimão hospital where she was subsequently declared dead. In related news a 27-year-old German man also died on an Algarve beach this weekend, on Castelejo beach in Vila do Bispo, after being caught in an undercurrent.