Rescuers save surfer after accident in Portugal

Rescuers save surfer after accident in Portugal

An accident which could have cost Maya Gabeira, the Brazilian surfer specialised in riding giant waves, her life. The 26-year-old professional surfer, who has toured the planet in the search for the largest waves to surf on, calls herself a “Storm surfer”.

It is a fascinating sport but certainly not free of danger: this time it was the waters of the Atlantic off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal, that nearly played a fatal trick on the surfer from Rio, when she was caught out by a giant wave off the resort’s Praia do Norte. Maya Gabeira was catapulted into the water and lost consciousness: only through the rapid intervention of rescuers with a jet-ski specially modified for life-saving was the poor surfer brought to dry land and resuscitated. She is now out of danger in hospital.

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