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Man dies on popular beach 

A 73-year-old man has died after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest whilst swimming off a beach in Gran Canaria.

The tragedy happened in Maspalomas, San Bartolomé de Tirajana in the mid-afternoon.

The 112 emergency control centre was told that the Red Cross had pulled the man out of the water and had started resuscitation.

Medics joined in on their arrival on the scene but could not revive the man who was declared dead.