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Swiss man, 80, dies in sea 

An 80-year-old Swiss man has died after his body was seen floating in the sea off the beach of Maspalomas in Gran Canaria.

The tragedy happened in San Bartolomé de Tirajana in the early afternoon and brought the emergency services to the scene, including the Red Cross,

Civil Protection, local and national police and medics.

The 112 centre was told that Red Cross workers had pulled the man out of the water but he was in cardiorespiratory arrest. Despite prolonged resuscitation efforts, he could not be revived and was declared dead at the scene.