A 21-year-old man drowned shortly before 5pm this afternoon in Los Abrigos.
Emergency services were called out after the poor soul fell off a boat into the sea. He was pulled unconscious out of the water by bathers in the area, but despite the presence even of a medicalized helicopter supplementing paramedics who also attended, nothing could be done to save his life and he died at the scene.
Several witnesses themselves needed medical treatment after being overcome by the tragedy. They were helped by Red Cross Psychologists.