An unconscious man in his seventies was pulled out of the water by fellow-bathers at a Los Alcazares area beach last Sunday lunchtime. The incident happened at Las Palmeras beach in Los Narejos, opposite the beach bar, near the High Performance Centre. The man suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken by ambulance to Los Arcos hospital in San Javier.
On the Costa Blanca, a 67 year old man on holiday from Bilbao, wasn’t so fortunate when he died at Santa Pola’s Gran Playa on Tuesday afternoon. The Spanish bather was getting out of the water at about 5.20 pm when he collapsed after complaining of breathing difficulties to his wife. Cruz Roja and SAMU staff were unable to revive him, and he was pronounced dead, most likely through cardiac arrest, at 6.30 pm. Meanwhile red flags were displayed on Elche area beaches on Wednesday due to the strong Levante winds, with two people having to be rescued from the water at Arenales del Sol.