Elderly swimmer dies at Puertito de Güímar

An 81-year-old man died this morning at Puertito de Güímar’s Playa del Cabezo. Emergency services say that they were called out just before 9am with reports that the man had been pulled unconscious from the water, with fellow bathers attempting resuscitation. Sadly, however, the ambulance crew dispatched who took up the efforts were unable to bring him back and he was declared dead at the scene. He is assumed to have drowned but an autopsy will determine the precise cause of death.

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