British holidaymaker drowns off coast of Tenerife

By Harry Kemble
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A British tourist has drowned off the coast of Tenerife despite the best efforts of two beachgoers who fought to save his life.

One beachgoer, reportedly a nurse, performed CPR on the man after he went into cardiac arrest in the sea.

The pair pulled him out of the water and tried to revive him while they waited for emergency services to attend the scene near Punta de Teno lighthouse (pictured) in Tenerife on Friday (21 April).  

However, the man was later confirmed to have died and police took charge of the proceedings, according to the Canarian Weekly.

Authorities said a child, who was with the victim on the beach, was assessed by the island’s psychologists.

A regional government statement, reported by Mirror Online, read: “A 58-year-old British man has died in an accident at the Teno lighthouse coast in the municipality of Buenavista del Norte.

“We received the alert just before 5pm on Friday, requesting help for a person two swimmers had pulled out of the water who had gone into cardiac arrest.

“One of the rescuers was a nurse and began to perform resuscitation manoeuvres until the emergency responders arrived.

“A rescue helicopter was mobilised as well as an ambulance and staff from a nearby health centre together with local police and Civil Guard officers.

“The experts continued with the resuscitation attempts when they arrived but were unable to save the man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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