Two people drowned in the waters off the Canary Islands over the weekend. A woman died off the coast of Fuerteventura and a man lost his life in El Hierro.
These latest tragedies bring the number of people drowned in the islands between June and August to 18, while emergency services have been called to the rescue on a further 22 occasions.
Sadly, experts say the number is not unusual, as thousands of tourists and locals head for the islands’ beaches during the summer period.
Advice from the experts includes keeping a close eye on children at all times, making use of buoyancy aids and avoid going into the water for at least two hours after eating a meal.