A free diving fisherman (sorry, I don’t know what that is – the Spanish is “pesca submarina a pulmón”) died just before lunchtime today in Playa Paraiso. The 30-year-old died of cardiac arrest, a known symptom of cold water shock, at 11.40am in Playa del Pinque. Emergency services say that they pulled the poor man from the water unconscious and that despite resuscitation efforts carried out by paramedics and a fellow fisherman, efforts for over 40 minutes, finally they were unable to revive him and he was declared dead at the scene. This is the ninth drowning, the sixth fatality, in Tenerife’s waters this month alone. Please do read THIS about cold water shock and undertow if you’re thinking of swimming in the sea here.