RESCUE services were alerted at 4.15am on Thursday October 1 that two women, aged 33 and 36, had not returned from a swim at a Lloret de Mar beach.
The pair are said to be part of a group of five British women on holiday in the resort in Costa Brava.
A spokesman from the Salvamento Marítimo – maritime search and rescue service – told The Local “We sent out a rescue boat and scrambled two helicopters to the area. It was very bad weather, the waves were big and the currents were powerful.
“We don’t know the circumstances of why these two decided to go for a swim except that they were with a group of other women who raised the alarm when they failed to come out of the water,” he also said.
The British Embassy in Madrid is aware of the situation and said “We are in touch with the local authorities and have offered consular assistance.”