Man in critical condition after being rescued from drowning off a Mogan beach
A 60-year-old man is in critical condition after lifeguards successfully rescued him from the sea and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him yesterday (Sunday) at Playa Taurito Beach in the tourist municipality of Mogán in the south of Gran Canaria.
The Emergency Services Coordination Centre (CECOES) have confirmed that the victim was rescued from the sea in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. After successfully resuscitating him, he was transferred by medical helicopter to the Insular Hospital of Gran Canaria in critical condition.
The emergency call was received at CECOES at around 11:30am on Sunday. The caller reported that lifeguards at Taurito Beach in Mogán had rescued a person from the water in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest. The emergency services were immediately activated, and while en route, they provided guidance to the rescuers over the phone to perform CPR.
Upon the arrival of the Emergency Medical Service (SUC) personnel, advanced CPR manoeuvres were performed, successfully restoring the victim's pulse. After stabilising him on the beach, he was airlifted in critical condition aboard a medical helicopter to the aforementioned hospital.
Firefighters from the Gran Canaria Emergency Consortium and Civil Protection collaborated with medical personnel in assisting the affected man. Meanwhile, the Local Police and the Guardia Civil ensured the area's security for the safe landing and take-off of the aircraft.
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