Strong seas nearly claim the life of bather in Playa de la Arena in Santiago del Teide

costeros 1 nov 2010
Update 1 November: The strong seas nearly claimed the life of a 65-year-old man today when he was hit by a large wave while swimming in Playa de la Arena in Santiago del Teide. Fellow bathers pulled him out of the water and called emergency services when he failed to respond to their attempts to bring him round.

Medics from the Guía de Isora health centre together with two ambulances and a rescue helicopter all attended the scene and established that the bather was in cardiac arrest. Mercifully they managed to resuscitate him, and he was flown to Los Rodeos, and taken from there by ambulance to Candelaria hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.  PV

Original post 31 October: Aemet has issued a yellow alert for tomorrow for spectacular waves along the north coast of Tenerife, as well of the other Canary islands. It might be worth a day out to see if you’re here and not working on this bank holiday weekend. Be careful on the coast though, because the seas will be wild, with waves of up to 3 or 4 metres and winds of up to 60 km an hour.

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