Surfer's Dramatic Rescue in Portugal Captured on Drone Footage for The Big Ugly

StoryfulPublished: December 4, 2017
Published: December 4, 2017

Drone footage captured the drmatic rescue of a big wave surfer in Nazare, Portugal, on February 28. Brazilian professional surfer Pedro “Scooby” Vianna can be seen falling off his board during a storm in Nazare, the wave he was riding is said to have been around 70-feet, according to reports. Vianna’s friend Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca can be seen riding on a jet ski to rescue him before the next wave rolled in. Vianna grabbed ahold of a rear tow board latched onto the jet ski, and they sped away in an attempt to outrun the next wave. Chianca then losses control in the choppy water and the jet ski capsized near some rocks before another big wave sets in right behind them, both men are then trapped in the water. Veteran big wave surfer, Everaldo “Pato” Teixeira, then got on yet another jet ski and rescued Vianna and Chianca, neither suffered any serious injury. Pedro Miranda captured the footage, he operates a media agency called Maquina Voadora. Credit: Maquina Voadora via Storyful

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