German woman drowns
A German woman has drowned in La Gomera after getting into trouble in the sea.
The tragedy happened off La Calera beach in the municipality of Valle Gran Rey in the early afternoon. The victim was aged in her mid-50s.
The Canary Emergency Service, local police and the Civil Guard all went to the scene, together with a doctor and a nurse from the Valle Gran Rey Health Centre.
The 112 emergency control centre had received an alert informing that the lifeguard service of the beach had rescued a swimmer from the water with signs of drowning and she was in cardiorespiratory arrest.
Once out of the water, the lifeguards began to perform basic cardiopulmonary resus-citation until the arrival of the SUC ambulance and the doc-tor and nurse of the afore-mentioned Health Centre who initiated unsuccessful advanc-ed cardiopulmonary resusci-tation. The woman’s death was confirmed.