Tragic Pool Accident For British Tourist In Tenerife

A BRISTISH TOURIST has died after being pulled unconscious from a Tenerife holiday apartment swimming pool.

The incident occurred last Thursday, however the nationality of the tourist, a 67-year-old man who police have not named, has only just been confirmed.

The alarm was raised during the early hours of Thursday. A spokesman for a regional government medical emergency coordination centre stated: ‘Around 4.30am on Thursday we received a call from Golf Del Sur in the municipality of San Miguel de Arona, saying a person had been pulled unconscious from the pool at some apartments.

‘A medical response was activated and a doctor who was in the coordination centre instructed people who were with the man how to respond so they began to perform basic CPR until paramedics arrived.

‘The paramedics continued with the attempts to revive him using a defibrillator but were unable to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.’

The tourist complex where the incident occurred has been named locally as Golf del Sur, a holiday resort and golf course which hosted the Tenerife Open tournament four times in the late eighties and early nineties and is the only 27-hole championship golf course on the island in the municipality of San Miguel de Abona near the island’s main holiday airport.

The circumstances surrounding the drowning and how the man ended up in the water have not been made public. Though police sources state there was nothing to indicate the death was suspicious.

The Civil Guard have drafted a report on the incident for a local investigating judge leading a routine enquiry into the incident.

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Cristina Hodgson

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