60-year-old woman dies at Sotavento Beach

60-year-old woman dies at Sotavento Beach

A 60-year-old woman died from a heart attack yesterday afternoon on Sotavento Beach in Jandía (Fuerteventura).

The Emergency Services Coordination Centre (CECOES) received an alert about the woman at 1:45pm informing them she had collapsed on the beach from a suspected heart attack.

CECOES immediately activated the necessary emergency resources and sent them to the location given, but the access to the area was too difficult for medical personnel, so a GES helicopter was sent to retrieve her and airlift her to the helipad in Morro Jable.

Unfortunately, upon arrival, paramedics could only confirm her death as she had no vital signs.

The Guardia Civil carried out the corresponding investigations and took charge of the body until the arrival of the judicial authorities who gave permission for her body to be taken for official identification and an autopsy to determine the cause of death.