It was inevitable at some point. A 63-year-old Russian man died around midday today after drowning at Playa de las Vistas. The poor man was pulled from the water by fellow bathers, but despite assistance from lifeguards, emergency services, and both national and local police, attempts at resuscitation failed and he was declared dead at the scene.
Lifeguards say that in such emergencies, instant attention is essential, as indeed are proper provision of supplies. They expressed their fury at the impotence they feel at essentially having to stand and watch this sort of thing happen. They conveyed deep sympathy to the family of the dead man and said that they hoped, in due course, the family might consider taking legal action against Arona Ayuntamiento.