The shipwrecked fishermen swim towards the water's edge where they find the Virgen del Carmen waiting for them. Once they reach land they walk on their hands and knees until they reach the Virgin. Before getting to the water's edge, the last four go to retrieve the casualty and take him to land where they place him at the Virgin's feet in order for her to perform the miracle of resurrection.
In gratitude, the shipwrecked fishermen sing "Salve Marinera". Following this, the decorated boats go on a procession through the estuary following the boat that carries the Virgen del Carmen.
When the maritime procession ends, the fishermen that participated in the shipwreck will walk barefoot back to the church carrying the Virgin over their shoulders.
This curious religious celebration takes place here in Laxe and in another small port in Perú.