First Registered Drowning Tragedy This Year On Valencian Beach

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THE first registered drowning of the year occurred yesterday, Wednesday, May 26, on a beach in Valencia.

The first registered drowning of the year sadly occurred yesterday, Wednesday, May 26, on a beach in Valencia after a 60-year-old man was discovered on the beach of l’Ampolla.

According to Las Provincias, the incident occurred at around 3:45 pm yesterday when a warning was received by emergency services that there was an unconscious man on the beach of l’Ampolla. This is the first case of a death of a swimmer this year in the Valencian Community, although the season officially begins on June 1.

The victim was ssisted by a BLS Basic Life Support unit and by the SAMU who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on him, however, the man sadly died.

The news comes during the same week that a 43-year-old construction worker died when he fell from scaffolding on the fifth floor of a building he was working on, in Cuenca Street, in the city of Valencia.

According to a police report, the deceased worker had been correctly wearing his safety helmet and harness at the time of the accident, which occurred at 9.50 am in the morning, as reported by sources from the Emergency Information and Coordination Center (CICU).

On arrival at the scene of the accident, the health workers could do nothing to assist the man and he was confirmed dead, and now the National Police has taken charge of the investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the man’s fall.


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