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A bather who was struggling in Praia Formosa was rescued by other swimmers yesterday. The incident brought several people to the scene but the swift intervention of the rescuer swimmers avoided the worst.

“The boy yelled for help and was really distressed because he was being pushed by the giant waves into the rock,” said another bather who witnessed the whole situation.

Câmara de Lobos Volunteer Fire-fighters have been called in to rescue the victim who will be transported to the hospital as a precaution.

The Maritime Police also went to the scene and took care of the incident.

The sea in this area has strong Ocean Currents and this applies all year round, not all the time, but people get into difficulty a lot on Praia Formosa, and when you feel like you are being pulled under people panic and get into a situation that is hard to get out of without help from others.

From DN