Tourist killed in Carvoeiro

Please use this forum for general discussions or questions related to Carvoeiro life ONLY

Moderators: kteee, Gambrinus, e-richard

Post Reply
destroyer
CVO Senior
CVO Senior
Posts: 222
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:10 pm

Tourist killed in Carvoeiro

Post by destroyer » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:34 pm

The Algarve Daily News is reporting that a foreign tourist, a woman from Belarus, was killed on Tuesday while swimming off Paraiso beach - the small beach reached by steps from near Mar d'Fora restaurant. The report says she was hit by a tour boat which did not stop.

logicbob
CVO Master
CVO Master
Posts: 1685
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:26 pm
Location: Hertfordshire / Vale De Milho

Re: Tourist killed in Carvoeiro

Post by logicbob » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:50 pm

Very Sad.

FennsT
CVO Newbie
CVO Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:59 pm

Re: Tourist killed in Carvoeiro

Post by FennsT » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:41 am

Is that the beach which is used by swimmers who want to reach the caves?

destroyer
CVO Senior
CVO Senior
Posts: 222
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:10 pm

Re: Tourist killed in Carvoeiro

Post by destroyer » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:17 pm

I don't know I'm afraid. I've been to the beach but haven't swum from there. As you look out to sea it is to the right of the town beach. Access is via steps a little over halfway up the hill leading from the square, past the ice cream parlour up to Monte Carvoeiro.

maccasa
CVO Legend
CVO Legend
Posts: 2635
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:13 pm
Location: Kidderminster uk + Solferias

Re: Tourist killed in Carvoeiro

Post by maccasa » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:22 pm

My daughter and children use it a lot as it is less crowded and has great rock pools at low tide. What a shame - surely there must have need witnesses if it was a tour boat.

smudger
CVO Master
CVO Master
Posts: 868
Joined: Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:56 pm
Location: West of Scotland & near Sesmerais

Re: Tourist killed in Carvoeiro

Post by smudger » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:56 pm

Some of the bigger beaches have marker buoys about 50 metres from the shore. Most boat trip captains know not to sail between the buoys and the beach as area reserved for swimmers. Once saw Maritime Police photograph a yacht that sailed into the restricted area no doubt to fine them once they traced the owner through yacht's name.

Post Reply