Tragedy in South Tenerife: Swimmer drowns at Montaña Amarilla Beach
A tragic incident occurred at Montaña Amarilla Beach, located in Costa Del Silencio in the south of Tenerife yesterday afternoon, where a 65-year-old man couldn’t be revived after drowning.
The Emergency and Services Coordination Centre (CECOES) received an alert at 1:55pm requesting medical assistance for the man, who had been rescued from the sea by beachgoers with signs of drowning and was unconscious.
In response to this emergency, 1-1-2 activated the necessary resources to provide assistance. While medical teams were en route to the beach scene, those who had rescued him began performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) manoeuvres guided by medics on the phone in the operations room, to try and revive him.
When the SUC medical team arrived, they took over and carried out advanced CPR procedures, but unfortunately without success, and could only certify the man's death.
The Local Police provided their assistance by transporting the medical team from the health centre to the scene of the incident and also handled the necessary procedures for the removal of his body for official identification and an autopsy.