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A very sad start to the new year.

A young man, in his 20s, died this morning as he fell on the Funchal Pier into a zone of tetrapods.

The Madeirense Volunteer Firefighters (BVM) received the alert at 6:15 am and immediately went to the scene. However, when they arrived to the victim, the young man had no signs of life. The rescue team of that corporation, took the body from the place. For now, more details are unknown about this case that came to overshadow the first day of the year in Madeira.

Thoughts are with his family and friends.