81-year-old man dies at El Palo beach in Malaga

Image of El Palo beach in Malaga city. Credit: Google maps - Oscar H.Cuellar

An 81-year-old man died at El Palo beach in Malaga city after suffering cardiorespiratory arrest while swimming.


According to Emergencies 112 Andalucia, an 81-year-old man lost his life this afternoon, Saturday, July 30, at a beach in the El Palo district of Malaga city. The deceased was reportedly bathing at the beach located on Calle Banda del Mar, near El Dedo beach.

Witnesses to the incident told La Opinion that the man had suffered cardiorespiratory arrest while swimming in the sea. After being rescued from the water, other beachgoers and lifeguards on duty attempted to revive the man using the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) lifesaving technique, but without success. 

112 Andalucia received the first warning from the lifeguard service located on the beach at around 7:15pm. The operator immediately deployed a 061 Andalucian Emergency Services ambulance to the location. Patrols from the National and Local Police were also informed of the incident. Medics were unable to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the beach.


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