British tourist is swept away while photographing waves on Madeira 

A search is underway for the unnamed tourist, 60, who fell into freezing waters The man is said to have ignored safety warnings while photographing waves  He was dragged by a wave and disappeared in the sea, authorities say 

By Alastair Tancred For Mailonline

Published: 15:42 GMT, 1 March 2018 | Updated: 15:42 GMT, 1 March 2018

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A British tourist photographing waves at Praia Formosa on the Portuguese island of Madeira has been washed away and is feared dead, local media has reported.

The unnamed man, believed to be aged about 60, ignored all warnings and passed the area closed off for safety protection by the Atlantic Palms Hotel, Madeiraislandnews.com reported. 

The man - on holiday in Madeira

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