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Tragedy as swimmers try to save man’s life

Sunbathers and swimmers on a beach in Lanzarote tried desperately to save the life of a man who got into trouble in the sea. The incident happened in the early afternoon at Playa de La Cantería in the municipality of Haría.Full Article

Three trapped on balcony

Three people were trapped on balconies when fire broke out in a three-storey building in Gran Canaria. They were rescued by the fire brigade and taken to hospital, though ...Full Article

Three suffer burns in house fire

Three people suffered burns, one of them extensively, as a result of a house fire in Lanzarote. The blaze broke out in calle Hermano Zerolo in Arrecife just before ...Full Article

Paraglider breaks leg

A 35-year-old man was seriously injured after his paraglider crashlanded in Lanzarote. The accident happened in Montaña Juan del Hierro in the municipality of Teguise and left him with ...Full Article

Lanzarote anti-litter campaign backed by island artists and Olympians

Tourists who visit Lanzarote and fail to respect the environment by throwing down litter have received a sharp rebuke from environmental campaigners. A host of top names have joined ...Full Article

Three “secret” children found hiding in house in Gran Canaria

Social services officers in the Canaries have been investigating the strange case of three children kept “hidden” in a house in Gran Canaria for most of their lives. On ...Full Article

Massive 6.5 million euro Social Security frauds uncovered in Canaries

Agents of the National Police have developed an operation against Social Security fraud in the Canary Islands. In total, 33 companies have been investigated, which would have defrauded more ...Full Article

Illegal immigrants found hiding drugs in sand

Police called to a Lanzarote beach following reports of the arrival of illegal immigrants on a small boat found them digging the sand with their hands. Officers from Teguise ...Full Article

Hiker breaks ankle

A hiker had to be rescued after suffering a fall in a ravine on La Palma. The woman broke an ankle whilst out walking in the Barranco de San ...Full Article

Woman, 77, drowns in dock

A 77-year-old woman has drowned in a dock in Gran Canaria. The 112 emergency control centre received several alerts that reported a body floating in the Arguineguín pier in ...Full Article
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