Man drowns, and another hurt, in high waves at Playa de Jardín in Puerto de la Cruz

Update 17 November: A sad update from the Guardia Civil, who confirm that the two men were at the coast to scatter the ashes of a family member. The 26-year-old managed to get out of the water by himself, but his 32-year-old friend could not, and his body was recovered shortly after 8pm.

Update 9pm: Sadly, emergency services have confirmed that they have recovered the body of the missing bather at Playa de Jardín.

Original post: 16 November: A 26-year-old man was hurt this lunchtime at Playa de Jardín, Puerto de La Cruz, when he and a companion were knocked into the sea by a high wave. The incident happened at 12.33pm, and though he himself was taken to the town’s Hospitén Bellevue with minor injuries, his companion remains missing and a search is underway. Involved in the incident are a GES Gobcan search and rescue helicopter and lifeboat, Policía Local, national police, Playa Jardín lifeguards, and the Servicio de Urgencias Canario (SUC) with ambulance. In the initial seasrch, a fireman and lifeguard themselves needed to be rescued. The sea is going to get wilder over the next week in Tenerife. Please take extreme care.

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