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Brave Moment Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa swim and resume 2 women from drowning (video)

A viral video has captured brave moment Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa swam in a beach to rescue 2 women from drowning at an Algarve beach when their kayak capsized.

According to BBC report, the 71-year-old president captured swimming over to the kayakers who were struggling within the water.

He later informed reporters that the ladies had been swept by currents from a neighbouring beach into the bay.

President Rebelo de Sousa is currently on holiday within the Algarve during a bid to promote tourism within the area.

Portugal’s economy relies heavily on its tourism industry, which has been hugely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The president had just spoken to journalists at Praia do Alvor beach when he noticed the ladies struggling.


Video footage caught the instant he swam into the ocean to help them. Another man was already there, trying to help turn the kayak over while an individual on a jet ski also approached to supply help.

The man on the jet ski then managed to tow the kayak back to the shore.

After assisting the ladies , President Rebelo de Sousa told journalists that the ladies had come from another beach.


“As there's a really large west current, they were dragged out, turned, swallowed plenty of water and were not even ready to turn [the kayak], nor to climb [on it], or swim, such is the strength of the current,” he told local media.

The president said he was helped by another “patriot” on the jet ski.

He warned that the ladies should take care in future.

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