Update 9 October: It has been confirmed that the diver is a 50-year-old Belgian named Eric, who came to Tenerife for a month’s diving. He has been here a fortnight. The search is ongoing. PV
Update 8 October: There is no more news this evening about this diver. The helicopters have been active all today, and well into this evening, so the search seems to be continuing, even if without success so far.
Original post 7 October: A huge search has been underway this afternoon as emergency teams have been trying to locate a diver who disappeared in the Las Galletas area around lunchtime today. Involved in the search are the Special Subaquatic Activites Group of the Guardia Civil, Policía Local, Salvamento Marítimo with a lifeboat and helicopter, and another helicopter from the Emergency Search and Rescue Group. (GES).
No further information is available right now about the diver, and rescue sources said earlier that they would continue searching until it became dark and then, if they had not found anything, would resume at first light tomorrow. PV