Body spotted floating in sea
Firemen recovered the body of a man off the coast of Gran Canaria after he was spotted floating in the sea.
He was moved to the shore but sadly, nothing could be done to save his life and he was declared dead at the scene.
The 112 emergency control centre had received an alert just before 10am. The rescue services, including firefightrs, medics and the police, were sent to the beach of “El Cabrón” in Arinaga, within the municipality of Agüimes.
A spokesman said: “At the time indicated above, the Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security (CECOES) 1-1-2 of the Government of the Canary Islands received an alert in which a body was reported floating on the coast of Arinaga. The 1-1-2 immediately activated the necessary emergency resources. Firefighters recovered the body and moved it to the shore where the SUC medical staff confirmed his death.”
The man was around 50 years of age. No nationality was given.