Man dies at sea after jet-ski breaks down

A 27-YEAR-OLD man died after having been lost at sea for two days.

He and another man, 22, were using jet-skis off Malaga coast, when his vehicle broke down. According to the younger man, who was rescued by an Italian ship, the two of them had set off from the North African enclave of Ceuta heading towards Cabo Negro in Morocco.

When one jet-ski broke down, they both got on the other one, but after a while, this stopped working too.

They were adrift for two days until they were found in international waters, 20 miles from Malaga coast. The older man had already died when the two were pulled from the water by the Italian ship’s crew, who immediately alerted the authorities.

Lifeguards came for them and took them to Malaga Port, from where the 22-year-old was taken to Carlos Haya Hospital to be treated for jellyfish stings. He has since been discharged.

The Guardia Civil are investigating, although the jet-skis were lost at sea and are not available as evidence.

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