Body found at Praia de Caxias. It had been in the sea for “a few days”

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Abody was found on Monday morning at Praia de Caxias, in Oeiras, district of Lisbon.

According to what a source from the Paço de Arcos Fire Brigade told Notícias ao Minuto, the body “was found near the rocks” and is in an “advanced state of decomposition”.

The same source also said that the victim, a man who was probably between 30 and 40 years old, appeared to have been in the sea “for a few days”.

Notícias ao Minuto questioned the National Maritime Authority about the possibility of this body being that of one of the victims of the shipwreck in Troia on the 7th, but Commander José Sousa Luís explained that it was “very unlikely”. The boat in question was carrying five people. The boat’s owner was rescued, but the remaining four occupants did not suffer the same fate. Two bodies, whose victims were aged 11 and 21, have been recovered, but two people, aged 30 and 45, are still missing.

The same official said that the body may be that of a person who went missing in February in the Lisbon port area.

The alert was issued at around 9am and, about an hour later, the body is being removed from the site.

In addition to the Paço de Arcos Fire Brigade, the Maritime Police, the Public Security Police and the VMER are on the scene.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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