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Portugal drowning pair named

A five-year-old British girl and her 66-year-old grandfather who drowned off a Portuguese beach have been named by sources as Lara Lewis and Brian O'Dwyer.

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Family 'in a state of shock'

The red flag was raised in the Salgado beach yesterday when the incident took place. Credit: ITV News / Youtube

Five-year-old Lara Lewis died alongside her grandfather, named as Brian O'Dwyer, at the Salgado beach in Nazare in central Portugal yesterday.

The girl's parents, who live in London, Philip and Sian Lewis are said to be in a state of shock.

The girl's grandmother Jill O'Dwyer, was rescued by fishermen and is being treated at the nearby Alcobaça Hospital.

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