British diver dies in Tenerife

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British diver dies in Tenerife

Picture: Jose Mesa.

A British scuba diver has died after losing consciousness on what is understood to have been a boat-dive in the Canary Islands.

The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon (14 February) off the small resort of Abades in the south-east of Tenerife.

The man was reported to be aged 54, but it was not clear whether he was a tourist or a resident of the island.

16 February 2019

Responding to an emergency call, a Canary Islands Emergency Service medical coordinator concluded that the diver had suffered a heart attack and advised that CPR be carried out while he was brought back to shore.

A helicopter and two ambulances attended the scene with municipal police and Civil Guard officers.

Paramedics confirmed that the man had suffered a heart attack but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and a judicial review is under way.

Two days earlier Civil Guard officers in Tenerife reportedly announced that recent inspections of a number of diving schools, including two in Abades, had uncovered alleged infringements, including faulty equipment and unregistered workers.

By |2019-02-16T10:27:55+00:00February 16th, 2019|Diving News|1 Comment