German Man Drowned At Playa de la Arena

February 25, 2015

playaarenaA German man in his seventies drowned at Playa de la Arena, Santiago del Teide this morning.

Emergency services were called in by beach lifeguards who had pulled the man out of the water realising that he had suffered a cardiac arrest.

Lifeguards attempted basic resuscitation and then more advanced techniques were used when the medical helicopter arrived on the scene at about 11.30 am, but to no avail.

Officials warn that Cardiac arrest is a recognized symptom of cold-water shock, and the waters in Tenerife are considered to be technically cold especially in February.

Furthurmore there is currently an alert for high seas and windy conditions in the island, and although local conditions in Playa Arena are reasonably good today, extreme care should always be taken when bathing in the sea, making sure to heed lifeguards’ instructions and the warning flags in place at the various beaches.