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Two bodies,  first believed to be tourists were pulled from the sea on the beach Maiata in Porto da Cruz.

The incident happened this afternoon, and it turned out both bodies were male, one a French tourist 47 yeas who had got into difficulty in the water, when two Madeiran men jumped in to try to help, one of the men was rescued by a surfer in the area, the other man 42 years also drowned along with the tourist.

Praia Maiata

Photos from Diario Noticias