A woman nearly drowned at Playa de las Vistas in Los Cristianos shortly before 9 o’clock this morning. She has not been identified at present but was found unconscious in the water and after being pulled onto the beach was found to be in cardiac arrest. Emergency services were called and paramedics took over attempts to resuscitate her. When they had succeeded, they transferred her to Hospiten Sur where she is said to be in critical condition.

Please be aware of how cold the water is here. It is “cold” in technical terms even in the height of summer, and in January, is cold by anyone’s standards. Please have a read HERE for information on cold water shock and on how to stay safe in Tenerife waters.

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