Couple die in ocean while on holiday in Portugal

Image copyright Kim Fletcher Image caption Kim Fletcher and Danny Johnson were on holiday together when they died in Portugal

A UK couple have died while swimming on holiday in Portugal.

Kim Fletcher and Danny Johnson, both 33, from Stoke-on-Trent, are believed to have been swimming in Zambujeira do Mar when they got into difficulties.

A family friend said Mr Johnson tried to save his partner, but they were caught by a strong undercurrent.

The Foreign& Commonwealth Office said it was liaising with Portuguese authorities and supporting the families of the deceased.

Friend Ben Cook, who has known Mr Johnson since they were adolescents, said of the couple: “They’ve been together over 12 years and were completely devoted to each other.

“It’s absolutely tragic. It’s devastated everyone who knew them.”

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