Sadly, it has been announced that the German tourist who was critically injured has died from his injuries. The man was the most gravely injured of four tourists harmed when part of a palm tree fell on them in the pool area of the Tenerife Sol hotel in Calle Rafael Puig Lluvina in Playa de Las Américas, and he suffered a heart attack in addition. He had been transferred from Hospitén Sur to Candelaria Hospital due to the gravity of his condition, particularly his chest injuries, but ultimately, nothing could be done to save his life. El Dia
Original post 21 October: Four people were injured around 6pm this evening after a large section of a palm tree fell on them in the pool area of the Tenerife Sol hotel in Calle Rafael Puig Lluvina in Playa de Las Américas. One of them, a 48-year-old German tourist, is now gravely ill after suffering a heart attack during the accident.
Emergency medical personnel, Arona Policía Local and National Police were despatched to the incident, and the ambulance team took over from the pool guard and managed to resuscitate the heart attack victim. He was transferred to Hospitén Sur in critical condition. Of the other three, who were also transferred to the same hospital, his 50-year-old Finnish wife suffered head injuries, and a Spanish couple of 48 and 50 were less seriously harmed.
It appears that the trees were being fumigated against a burrowing insect which has plagued palms throughout the Canaries. It is unlikely that the fumigation itself caused the problem, but that the trees were weakened from the insect, which burrows through the inside of the trees. Canarias24Horas, La Opinion