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

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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