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Tractor and man plunge down ravine 

A man has died after a tractor he was driving plunged down a ravine in Tenerife. The accident happened at the access to San Juan El Tagoro in Arico in the early afternoon. The man was aged 46.

The Canary Emergency Service attended with an ambulance and medicalised helicopter, together with fire crews, the local police and Civil Guard.

“The 112 centre received an alert in which it was reported that a tractor had fallen through a ravine and that its occupant was injured,” said a spokesman.

Consortium firefighters rescued the injured man from inside the tractor and found he was in cardiorespiratory arrest.

“In spite of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation performed by the SUC personnel, it was not possible revive the victim so his death was confirmed,” said the spokesman.

An investigation was immediately launched.