British man dies diving in Spain’s Canary Islands

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TENERIFE: In Spain's Canary Islands. File image. Photo credit: Shutterstock


THE DEATH of a 54-year-old British man has been confirmed after the victim suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest in the sea off Tenerife yesterday (Thursday) afternoon.

Emergency services were called out at around 3.45 pm after a 112 call was received notifying officials that a man was being transferred to land and needed medical assistance in the municipality of Arico.

After confirming that the man was suffering from a cardiac arrest, the caller was given instructions on how to perform resuscitation manoeuvres in attempts to revive the 54-year-old whilst the paramedics were on route to the scene of the incident.

The CECOES, the Emergency and Security Coordination Centre, sent two ambulances to the scene as well as a medical helicopter from the Canary Emergency Service (SUC).

Despite efforts to revive the man, before and after medical assistance arrived, he was pronounced as dead.

Local police also collaborated by helping the emergency helicopter land and the Guardia Civil instructed the necessary protocol after the resuscitation attempts failed.

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