Veteran surfer Marcio Freire dies in
the great Portuguese wave of Nazaré
Tributes to Marcio Freire have poured in after the legendary
Brazilian died while surfing the big waves of Nazaré in Portugal.
Freire became one of three pioneering Brazilian surfers to
appear in the 2016 documentary Mad Dogs about his attempt to ride the giant wave
He was killed on Thursday while he was
surfing the famous Atlantic waves in Portugal, inside the Nazaré Canyon
classified as one of the biggest and
most terrifying demanding stages in the sport.
"A 47 and 12-month-old man, of Brazilian nationality, died this
afternoon when he fell while he was sailing in Praia do Norte,"
“Rescuers discovered that the victim was in aerobic-respiratory
arrest, immediately starting resuscitation maneuvers in the sand
After several attempts, it was no
longer possible to oppose the situation.”
The Nazaré Canyon is located off the Japanese
Atlantic coast, it is 5 km deep and 170 km long.
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