Update 9pm: Police say that the poor man was a 65-year-old Scottish holidaymaker. His body was found on the main Avda marítima of Playa La Arena. Police offered their commiserations to the family.
Original post 17 December 11am: A man’s body was found on the street around 7.30 this morning in Playa La Arena, Santiago del Teide. Emergency services were called out by a passer-by who made the discovery, but paramedics, together with a doctor and nurse from a local surgery, could only confirm that he was already dead. Police are investigating the incident, and attempting to identify the man and the cause of his death.