Woman drowns in Playa de las Teresitas

A 60-year-old woman drowned just before 11am this morning at Playa de Las Teresitas, in Santa Cruz. Emergency services were called by the lifeguards at the beach requesting help after they had pulled her out of the water in cardiac arrest. They, and the paramedics who arrived, both attemped extensive resuscitation but were unable to revive her. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Waters here are technically “cold”, in that they’re under 25º all year round, and experts say that cold water shock manifests itself as cardiac arrest in the water. Please have a read HERE, and take care: even in summer it is a problem in the sea that everyone needs to be aware of.

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