Man’s body found on street in Playa La Arena

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.


  1. What do you mean they are trying to identificar him – his Poor wife went out to find him, only to find the scene of Police, ambulance,etc. But no there to help the Poor woman sitting on a bench Wondering what had happened to her husband and needing a little tlc.

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      I mean that the police say they are investigating, and that the investigation requires confirmation of identity and cause of death.

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