British man 'in his 80s' found dead on his yacht in the Algarve

British man ‘in his 80s’ found dead on his yacht in the Algarve after the alarm was raised when he was not seen for several days

  • Officers were sent to the vessel at Lagos Marina around 5.30pm on Saturday
  • The unnamed Brit sailor was found inside and declared dead at the scene  
  •  Local reports said the boat owner had not been seen for some time
  • A post-mortem is due to take place on Monday 

Police are probing the death of a British man found dead on board his yacht on the Algarve.

Officers were sent to the vessel at Lagos Marina around 5.30pm on Saturday along with firefighters and medical responders after the alarm was raised.

The unnamed Brit sailor, believed to be around 80, was found inside and declared dead at the scene.

A post-mortem is due to take place on Monday and officials say they cannot comment further until the results are known.

Officers were sent to the vessel at Lagos Marina around 5.30pm on Saturday along with firefighters and medical responders after the alarm was raised

The unnamed Brit sailor, believed to be around 80, was found inside and declared dead at the scene

Portugal’s Policia Judiciaria police force has been put in charge of the ongoing investigation.

Local reports said the boat owner had not been seen for some time.

A source at the country’s National Maritime Authority confirmed: ‘The owner of a boat moored at Lagos marina on the Algarve was found dead on Saturday inside his vessel.

‘The cause of death is not yet clear.

‘He was declared dead at the scene after maritime police boarded the boat and confirmed he had no vital signs.

‘His body was subsequently by volunteer firefighters to the nearby city of Portimao where a post-mortem will take place.’

Lagos Marina is one of the Algarve’s largest pleasure ports.

It is popular with both boat owners and holidaymakers staying in nearby hotels and other tourist accommodation who flock to its bars and restaurants.

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