UPDATE: Three drowned on Marbella beach

UPDATE: THREE people have died on La Venus de Marbella beach in a tragic accident this afternoon, April 13.

Two students aged 18 and 19 and their 30-year-old teacher, part of a large group of Turkish students visiting the Costa del Sol, reportedly drowned while a third student aged 18 has been taken to intensive care at the Costa del Sol hospital by emergency services.

Initial reports said that the teenagers got into trouble in the water and their teacher jumped in to try and help, while the boy in hospital was rescued from the water by a surfer.

Marbella Council has declared the town to be in mourning after the tragic event.


– Original story –

At least two dead on Marbella beach

AT LEAST two people have reportedly died on a Marbella beach while bathing.

A group of Turkish students and a teacher had headed for the La Venus de Marbella beach for a swim which appears to have ended in tragedy.

The teacher and an 18-year-old student are reported dead while another 18-year-old remains missing and one more has been evacuated for treatment for hypothermia.


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    • Sharleen

      14 April 2015 • 08:02

      I was on the beach at the time I’m a nurse from London and help out Doin compressions on all 3 of them the first one got ROSC befor the ambulance arrived started on the second one and then the ambulance turned up the emergency services took a long time to come and there was no life guard it was the torist that jumped in with a ring and went out to help bring them back in and a police officer the was quiet sad that the life boat and helicopter came after the 3 man was pulled out and they was still looking for the 4 Person it was very sad may they rest in peace and may the first boy recover well thoughts are with all the family’s

    • Michelle McDonald

      14 April 2015 • 08:24

      Charlene you did a fab job!! Both yourself and Andy did not give it second thought to jump in and help. Andy is gutted!!! I still can not get over how slow the rescue team responded!!!! No life guards and no equipment……shocking!!!!!

      Tony was the only one who went in to help Andy, as he was left to bring that poor young man back in. I was worried for Andy’s safety!! I’m really proud of everyone who helped.

      Our love and thoughts go out to their families and friends.

    • Tony Gaul MBE

      14 April 2015 • 10:28

      sharleen, Michelle this is Tony!! Plse send me a FB friend request! Gutted to have met you guys through this tragedy but can’t loose contact as you guys + Andy are great people!! I have a friend trying to get hold of Andy and in the words of my misses Dawn Gaul, Sharleen and Andy were outstanding!! You guys ok?? Absolute travisity no lifeguards on duty, the poor action from the authorities etc etc!! R.I.P boys/teacher and condolences to the families in Turkey 🙁 xxxx

    • EWN staff

      20 April 2015 • 08:49

      The hospital has informed us that he has now been moved from the Intensive Care Unit and is doing well.


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