A 3-year-old boy drowns in natural pool in Arucas in Gran Canaria
A 3-year-old boy died yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) on the El Puertillo beach in Arucas on the north coast of Gran Canaria, after drowning in the natural pools on the coast. The Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security (Cecoes) reported that they received an emergency call at 2:47pm for an ambulance to revive a small boy who had been pulled from the water but was in cardiorespiratory arrest.
The lifeguard of the Spanish Red Cross began with CPR while two ambulances from the Canary Islands Emergency Service were dispatched to the location, as were agents of the Local Police of Arucas and the Guardia Civil.
On arrival, SUC paramedics took over from the lifeguard with basic and advanced Resuscitation manoeuvres, but unfortunately, after an hour and 40 minutes of trying to revive him, they couldn’t save his life. After confirming the child’s death, the police services took charge of the corresponding proceedings that apply in this terrible situation.
Since publication of this article, the mayor of Santa María de Guía, Pedro Rodríguez, has confirmed that the boy is a 3-year-old from the area called Ian. He released an official statement saying:
"What sad news we received this afternoon. Our dear Ian has flown to heaven. I will never forget your smile and the sincere affection that you always showed me. My deepest condolences to his parents, grandparents and his entire family in these very difficult moments. A kiss to heaven."
Image of the mayor of Guía, Pedro Rodríguez, with little Ian. /