Vila Praia de Ancora. Septuagenarian drowns

Vila Praia de Ancora. Septuagenarian drowns

A 72-year-old woman died this Saturday morning by drowning on Gelfa beach, in Vila Praia de Ancora.

The woman was swimming with her husband when both were surprised by a wave of waves, writes Correio da Manhã.

The woman was dragged by the sea and, although her husband, also 72, tried to help her, he ended up losing his life. Death was declared on the spot.

Firefighters from Vila Praia de Ancora were at the scene, supported by an emergency medical and resuscitation vehicle from Viana do Castelo and the Maritima Police of Caminha.

The man was later transported to the hospital in Viana do Castelo, in a state of shock and with minor injuries.

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