Four tragedies in Canaries as two drown and two die in diving incidents
Two people have drowned and two more have lost their lives in diving incidents in another spate of tragedies in the Canary Islands.
Two of those who died were of British nationality, one a woman, the other a man. They were separate incidents but both had been out diving.
The 44-year-old British woman who died had been practising diving in Gran Canaria in the environment of Playa de Veneguera in Mogán.
The 112 emergency control centre received an alert that a boat was taking a woman to the port after she suffered some sort of problem and that she was in cardiorespiratory arrest.
Medics confirmed this was the case when they arrived on the scene and though they tried to revive her, their efforts proved unsuccessful.
In Teguise in Lanzarote, a 70-year-old man drowned despite efforts to save him.
The tragedy happened at Playa de Famara. The man had been pulled from the water by lifeguards who started resuscitation techniques until the arrival of medics who took over but he could not be revived.
The other drowning happened on the beach of San Andrés, Arucas, Gran Canaria and involved a 50-year-old man.
The 112 service sent the emergency services to the scene following reports that several people were in trouble in the water and one of them was in cardiac arrest. He could not be saved.
The other British person who died was a 54-year-old man.
It is understood he had to make an emergency ascent when he felt unwell whilst diving in Lanzarote.
The 112 centre was told he had difficulty in breathing and was rushed back to the port of Marina Rubicón, Yaiza but could not be revived.