Update 28 January: The search at sea, and by land and air, for the missing German swimmer has resumed this morning for the third day.
Update 27 January: The search resumed at first light this morning. Sea, land and air teams are searching, involving lifeboats, search and rescue helicopters, Policía Nacional, Guardia Civil, and Cruz Roja.
Update 10pm: The man is said to be German, and he went missing around 5pm. The search will now be resumed in the morning.
Original post 26 Janaury: Emergency teams are out tonight searching for a bather lost off Playa de Benijo, Taganana, on the north coast of Tenerife. Lifeboats, local and national police, and a search and rescue helicopter are all involved in looking for the missing man.