A 61 year old drowning woman was saved by a fellow swimmer, after she got into difficulty in waters close to Santa Pola’s lighthouse last Sunday.

Reports suggested that she had been drinking at a local beach bar before deciding to go for a dip.

Bathers spotted her torso floating upside down on top of the water, and they got her onto the beach, with a SAMU medical team managing to revive her, before she was taken to hospital.