- The president of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has saved two women from drowning when they were swept away by currents
- The president happened to be at the beach at the right time and was able to help the women with lifeguards
- Pictures and video of his bravery have gone viral on social media and the president has been hailed a hero
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Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has been hailed a hero after saving two women from drowning at a beach in Algarve region of the country.
The 71-year-old was filmed helping the women with lifeguards after they were swept away by currents.
According to ABC News, the women's kayak capsized and they were swept away by currents. Luckily for them, the president was at the beach at the time.
Speaking about the incident, President Rebelo de Sousa said the women were dragged from another beach to where he saved them.
He said: "They were dragged away from another beach to this beach, the boat turned over and they swallowed a lot of water and they couldn't turn the boat up, nor swim, nor get back onto the boat, the current was very strong.
"So, it was possible to push them and help them get away from the current."
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