A British tourist had to be winched to safety by a rescue helicopter after he was stranded on rocks just 100 metres from the beach.
The 48-year-old had become trapped on the rocks off Itapua Beach in Salvador, north-eastern Brazil, reported local media.
Video footage of the rescue shows a man standing on a rocky outcrop with waves breaking all around him.
It is unclear how he became trapped there.
Then a helicopter from the Air Group of the Military Police of Bahia State (Graer) hovers overhead while a rescuer fits a winch harness to the man.
The rescue took place around 100 metres (328 feet) off the beach in Salvador – which aptly translates to ‘saviour’ in English – on 11th October after Graer received the call-out at around 4.20pm.
The tourist inadvertently helped Grear – which carried out the rescue in conjunction with the Maritime Rescue Service (Salvamar) – reach a milestone by becoming the 800th life saved in the group’s history.
His name was withheld by authorities.
Salvador – founded by the Portuguese in 1549 – is one of the oldest cities in the Americas and is the second most popular tourist destination in Brazil, after Rio de Janeiro.