A 50-year-old Russian is lucky to be alive after he was swept out of the natural rock pools near Puerto Santiago in which he was bathing. Emergency Services and water safety agencies say that the rapid intervention of lifeguards and emergency services resulted in him being rescued before he drowned, and he was transfered to a medical centre for treatment. Evidently he suffered considerable cuts and bruises but is alive.
The incident comes only days after Emergency Services had to risk their lives to save three canoeists who were being swept by rough seas against the Los Gigantes cliffs (see HERE). To say they are fed up with people ignoring alerts and warnings, and even the evidence of their own eyes, to risk not just their own lives but those of rescuers too, is to put it mildly. They are furious and say that charges are imposed on the reckless (see HERE), and remind the public of the official advice on staying safe in Tenerife’s waters (see HERE).