Man in critical condition after near drowning in Playa San Juan

It was only four days ago that I posted about a 66-year-old Polish man who nearly drowned at Puerto Colón (link), and now an 80-year-old man is in critical condition after nearly drowning at Playa San Juan this morning. Emergency services were called out at 11.30am to reports that the man had been pulled from the water by a lifeguard who was trying to resuscitate him. Paramedics confirmed that he was in cardiac arrest – a known symptom of cold water shock – but managed to stabilize him and transfer him to Candelaria, where he is said to be in critical condition, but alive. Please do read THIS post of the drownings in Tenerife’s waters so far in 2016 … and with high summer coming, there is advice on how to stay safe. Please do take heed of it, and let’s try to avoid adding to the terribly high statistics.

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