Body found in search for angler who fell into sea off Los Realejos coast

Photo: Cruz Roja.

Updated 16 May: A body was recovered from the sea this afternoon by bomberos. The sad discovery was made off the coast of Los Silos and has now been confirmed to be that of the angler who fell into the sea off the Los Realejos coast a fortnight ago.

Updated 5 May: The search for the angler missing off the Los Realejos coast has now entered its third day, as emergency services resume their work this morning. Involved are a Gobcan GES search and rescue helicopter, lifeboat, Guardia Civil and Los Realejos Protección Civil.

Updated 4 May: Air searches resumed at 9am this morning for the angler still missing off the Los Realejos coast.

Updated 9pm: Air resources have been withdrawn as darkness falls, but land and sea search efforts continue. Also, psychological help has been provided overnight for those affected.

Photo: Cruz Roja

Original post 3 May: A search is underway for an angler who fell into the sea off the Los Realejos coast this afternoon. Emergency services say that a 47-year-old fellow angler jumped in to try to save him but was lucky to be able to save himself. The second man managed to get himself onto some rocks from where he was recovered by helicopter and transferred to hospital with symptoms of near drowning. The man who fell is still missing and the Cruz Roja, Guardia Civil search and rescue, and the Coastguard are being coordinated by 112 Control Room in trying to locate him.


  1. The Search and Rescue Helicopter was out last night (Friday) at around 22:45hrs, as was one of The Rescue Boats. This is such a harrowing time for all involved.

  2. Thank you for the news coverage and kind thoughts ….the man concerned is my wife’s brother his name is Yosvani he loved to fish and cycle and was a very fit 27 year old man,we are so very sad to hear this news……
    he was one of the most helpful and kind persons that I know ……kind regards tony morris

  3. The Emergency Services are back on duty again this morning continuing the search. So sad for all concerned.

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