Woman dies in water at Playa de Abades, Arico

A 70-year-old woman died this lunchtime after suffering a cardiac arrest – a recognized symptom of cold water shock – in the sea at Playa de Abades, Arico. Emergency services were called out just after 1pm with reports that the woman had been pulled from the water by fellow bathers. Paramedics attempted resuscitation, efforts which were taken up by the crew of a medical ambulance, but they were unable to save her, and she was declared dead at the scene.

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