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Woman’s body pulled from sea 

Swimmers went to the rescue after spotting the body of a woman floating in the sea off a popular beach in Gran Canaria.

The tragedy happened in Playa del Confital in Las Palmas just after 4pm in the afternoon.

A co-ordinator at the Canary Islands’ 112 emergency control centre received a call reporting that a woman had been spotted in the sea and other bathers had pulled her to the shore.

The Canary Emergency Service, Red Cross, emergency helicopter, Maritime Rescue, national and local police were all despatched. However, on their arrival, they could only confirm the woman’s death.

It appeared she had lost her life through drowning. Her age and nationality were not given.