Updated 8.30pm: Emergency Services say that there is one fatality, a 26-year-old Swedish man pulled from the water by other swimmers but who died despite resuscitation efforts. The search continues for one other person who is presumed missing. A German tourist was injured in the rescue attempt but his condition is said not to be serious.
Original post 18 April: The Coastguard has activated a full rescue operation after several people were seen in difficulties in the sea of El Pris, a cove between La Caleta and El Puertito/Playa Paraiso. A helicopter and lifeboat are in service along with ambulance crew, Policía Local and Guardia Civil. The photo left (click to enlarge) is from Scott Brazil who says that after an hour hovering, the winchman went into the water but came back up alone.