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    Two British women drown in Playa Paraiso

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    Two British women drown in Playa Paraiso

    Post by Gypsy on Mon 7 Apr 2014 - 0:50

    Heard and saw the helicopters earlier this evening and then tonight this appeared on JA's website.  Terrible story.

    04/06/2014   10:35 pm   Janet Anscombe

    Two British women died this evening after they got into difficulty in the water at Playa Paraiso. Emergency services activated ambulances, a helicopter, police and bomberos after receiving reports at 6pm that five people were in difficulty. They arrived to find that two women and two children had already been pulled from the water by the public; a third woman was found by the helicopter and discovered to be in cardiac arrest, and paramedics tried to resuscitate her as they flew her to land.
    A doctor from a local health centre also attended the scene along with another doctor there by chance, but despite their efforts, they could do no more than confirm the death at the scene of the woman rescued by helicopter and one of the two rescued by the public. The two fatalities were 40 and 43 years old; the third woman was 38 years old; she, together with a 10-year-old child, was transferred to Hospiten Sur where they are said not to be seriously ill. A 14-year-old child was treated at the scene for minor injuries. No doubt there will be further details in due course.
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    Post by Mcqueen on Mon 7 Apr 2014 - 8:14

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    Post by 3rdforum on Mon 7 Apr 2014 - 9:49

    Terrible that, especially the children witnessing it as well. At least they seem to be ok






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    Post by Mermaid on Mon 7 Apr 2014 - 10:01

    terrible event



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    Re: Two British women drown in Playa Paraiso

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 7 Apr 2014 - 16:17

    Some more here...BBC News



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    Post by Guest on Mon 7 Apr 2014 - 16:42

    people forget its the ATLANTIC not the MED here ...even local fishermen get swept off rocks here ,very rough seas ...

    FROM EL DIA


    Two British women, 40 to 43 years and ethnic Indians, died yesterday afternoon after suffering a heavy sea while trying to rescue the two children each, which previously had been swept by a wave in the tourist area of ​​Playa Paraiso in Adeje.All children and an adult third who were involved in the incident saved their lives with various injuries and drowning incomplete, respectively.

    The incident occurred shortly before 18:00 pm in an area of ​​the coast next to luxury hotel Roca Nivaria. The victims are tourists who were housed in a building of the resort of Playa Paraiso.
    All were by the sea when children of 14 and 10 years, reported one of the sources, were swept away and could not come out easily. The three adult tried to rescue them, but without success. Another tourist staying at the same hotel itself recovered one of the lowest. The other woman, 38 years and one child were also recovered alive

    Staff of the hotel establishment shot, even a lifeline to help victims. One was rescued in rocks next to the beach of Las gauges, meters of the hotel. The other deceased woman was rescued near the spot where he fell into the sea. A policeman intervened at this time.

    To place was attended by a medical helicopter and other Emergency and Rescue Group (GES) of the Canary Government and three ambulances. One of the women made him cardiopulmonary resuscitation for nearly an hour, but were unable to save his life.

    The under 10 suffered hypoglycemia and mild hypothermia. The 14-mild contusions being treated at the scene. The 38 year old woman suffered an incomplete consideration drowning and was taken, with less than 10 years, South Hospitén.
    The proceedings were conducted by a trained agent and Equipment Judicial Police of the Guardia Civil based in the Americas, while the local police in Adeje collaborated with other resources.
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Tue 8 Apr 2014 - 11:50

    Yes, people forget about currents. I have no knowledge of them in Tenerife but local ones to me can often run at 2 to 3 knots. Not many people can swim that fast.



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    Re: Two British women drown in Playa Paraiso

    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 8 Apr 2014 - 14:39

    When I lived out there was down fishing at the old pier which was part of the banana plantation near the Costa Mar, water levels a good eight feet below pier level, next thing a wave from nowhere, I'm soaked to the waist, fishing gear and six tins of Dorada gone...

    Another time up at Del Duque beach the waves were comming in big in to the corner where the mansion is on the rock, the combination of the waves and the back wash made the sea very choppy, loads of people were in the midst of it enjoying the thrill of being tossed around like a cork, I joined in, consider my self a reasonable swimmer, swam for the school team in my youth, a wave caught me, rolled me up the beach like a peice of flotsam, then back out to sea as it receded, half drowned I decided I'd had enough, could I get out,,, no, as I tried to get on to the beach the backwash from the cliff just washed me back out, ended up swiming back out fron the cliff/beach and about a hundred or so yards away from the corner before I managed to get back on shore, and I considered myself a reasonable swimmer, not that day, was knackered by the time I made the beach............
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    Post by Guest on Tue 8 Apr 2014 - 14:58

    Adam Mint wrote:When I lived out there was down fishing at the old pier which was part of the banana plantation near the Costa Mar, water levels a good eight feet below pier level, next thing a wave from nowhere, I'm soaked to the waist, fishing gear and six tins of Dorada gone...

    Another time up at Del Duque beach the waves were comming in big in to the corner where the mansion is on the rock, the combination of the waves and the back wash made the sea very choppy, loads of people were in the midst of it enjoying the thrill of being tossed around like a cork, I joined in, consider my self a reasonable swimmer, swam for the school team in my youth, a wave caught me, rolled me up the beach like a peice of flotsam, then back out to sea as it receded, half drowned I decided I'd had enough, could I get out,,, no, as I tried to get on to the beach the backwash from the cliff just washed me back out, ended up swiming back out fron the cliff/beach and about a hundred or so yards away from the corner before I managed to get back on shore, and I considered myself a reasonable swimmer, not that day, was knackered by the time I made the beach............
    i was told its because there is no´´shelf´´ between the islands ,and that it just gets deeper and deeper as soon as you leave the shore ,so massive underground currents just roll up to the beach ...the main tourist beachs have been made with a gentle slide and hen a breakwater ,sometimes a habour wall ... teresitas is a very safe beach but what is amazing is that within meters of the breakwater fully ladden oil tankers wizz past ,showing how deep it close to shore ..
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playa_de_Las_Teresitas 

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