Man drowns at El Zapillo beach

Antonio López Martínez on Flickr

A 47-YEAR-OLD man from Portugal died on Tuesday (September 1) night on the beach opposite the Maestro Padilla Auditorium (Almeria).

Local Police reported that the man had caught hold of a buoy where he had remained after experiencing trouble reaching the shore. At 9.30pm, medical staff and Savamento Maritimo (Spanish sea search and rescue service), took the unconscious man to the El Zapillo beach. After performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques on him, they were unable to bring him back to consciousness.

This death is the eighth drowning registered on Almeria coasts during this summer, according to the data provided by the 112 Emergency Services of Andalucia.

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