A five-year-old British girl and her 66-year-old grandfather have drowned in waters off a Portuguese beach after being dragged into the sea by waves.
Their bodies were pulled from choppy waters by fishermen in the tourist resort of Nazare, around 60 miles north of Lisbon, said authorities.
Local seamen rescued the girl's grandmother off Salgado beach, and she was taken to hospital.
It is thought the five-year-old's parents were on the 3.5 mile sandy beach at the time, just before 2pm local time on Tuesday. The grandparents are understood to have taken their granddaughter for a walk along the shore while the girl's parents sunbathed, but they strayed outside the area patrolled by lifeguards.
Pictures of the scene showed firefighters crouched down in the sand in the afternoon sunshine, about to move the victims. The body of the grandfather was covered in a blue sheet. It is thought the emergency services attempted to revive the girl for nearly an hour.
According to English-language newspaper The Portugal News, Nazare Port Authority commander Albuquerque e Silva said: "The grandfather was already dead when he was hauled from the water. Emergency services attempted to resuscitate the child, but to no avail.
"The two victims, accompanied by the grandmother, went on a stroll away from the Salgado beach, which is under lifeguard surveillance, and it must have been during this period that they were knocked over and dragged in by the waves."
The names of those involved and where they are from have not been confirmed. The Foreign Office said it was in touch with local authorities in the country amid reports of the deaths. A spokesman said: "We are aware of reports of the death of two British nationals in Portugal and we are in touch with the local authorities."
The area where the pair drowned is on the exposed Portuguese Atlantic coast, an area popular with surfers because of its large surf. It happened not far from where Hawaiian board-rider Garrett McNamara, 44, entered the record books for surfing the largest ever wave.
The FCO warns holiday-makers on its website to take care on Portugal's beaches, and to obey the warnings of lifeguards. It says: "Death by drowning occurs every year on Portuguese beaches and in swimming pools. The Maritime Police have the authority to fine bathers who disobey the lifeguard's warning flags."