According to figures released by the Real Federación Española de Salvamento y Socorrismo, the Canaries registered one drowning at a beach every six days in 2015, the second highest rate in any Spanish area, and one of the main causes of death in otherwise healthy people. Sixty two people drowned at Canarian beaches in 2015 – far too many. My heart sinks every time I have to post one, and this year I’ve decided to keep updating THIS post with all stories about Tenerife incidents to force the impact so that people realise the danger. Please keep safe, and be aware of two of the main risks involved with bathing in the sea here: cold water shock and undertow – full details HERE.

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