Two swimmers from the Frente Mar Funchal saved about half an hour ago a couple of foreigners, around 60 years old, who decided to face the strong swell at Praia Formosa.
The two Nordic tourists, but of unknown nationality, entered the water near the Pestana hotel, just where, earlier this year, another tourist disappeared, who was unsuccessfully found after days of searching by the Maritime Authorities and other security forces.
Within minutes, after entering the water, the tourists showed some difficulty in the sea , on a day where the sea is very rough, this forced the intervention of the swimmers who managed to rescue them. Back on shore, some abrasions were observed in both individuals, but apparently without serious injury.
The weather forecast shows a strong sea these days in Madeira. The south coast of Madeira has waves between four and five meters.