Teenage girl dies after Algarve holiday swim

Map of Portugal and the Algarve

A Sussex teenage girl has died while on holiday in Portugal, it has been revealed.

Mia Knight, 16, is believed to have fallen unconscious while swimming in the sea at the Algarve resort of Portimao on Wednesday.

It is thought the teenager, who went to Hove Park School, was due to receive her GCSE results on Thursday.

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it was offering consular assistance.

Cruz Martins, harbourmaster at Portimao said a lifeguard pulled her from the water and then tried to revive her, with help from medical staff.

Tributes have been paid to Ms Knight on the social network site Twitter.

Josie Milligan said: "RIP Mia Knight, so sad to think such a young life could be lost. Much love to the family. Will miss you Mia, never forgotten."

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