Hero Pc tries to save fisherman
A man has died while practising spearfishing on a beach in Tenerife.
The tragedy happened on Los Troches beach in Punta del Hidalgo, within the municipality of La Laguna.
The emergency services were told that a body had been spotted in the sea, about ten metres from the coast.
Maritime rescue went to the scene with the emergency helicopter, medics, police, firefighters and a doctor and nurse from a local medical centre.
A police officer first on the scene jumped into the water to recover the victim and once back on the beach, started resuscitation. The health centre staff were also brought to the beach but could only confirm the man’s death.
Firefighters had to recover the body because of the difficult location.
Police were told the man has been practising underwater spear fishing. He was aged 68.