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Emergency alert after two drowned and one went missing as 18ft high waves crash Canary Islands – World News

Two people got into trouble on the beach in Bajamar, a tourist town in the northeast of Tenerife – and a woman’s body was pulled from the sea on Saturday

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Tenerife: Trapped people rescued as 18ft high waves crash Canary Islands

An emergency safety alert has been issued in the Canary Islands after two people drowned and another went missing when the shoreline was hit by 18ft waves.

The two got into trouble on the beach in Bajamar, a tourist town northeast of Tenerife.

One person has been rescued but another is still missing and the search by water and helicopter is continuing today.

According to news from 1-1-2 in the Canary Islands, two people were found in an accident at sea in the area of ​​Charco de La Laja (Bajamar), La Laguna, Tenerife.

The rescued person was cut and bruised and hypothermic.







A rescue mission has been launched after a few people crashed on the beach in Bajamar, a tourist town in the northeast of Tenerife
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The rescued person was found cut and bruised and hypothermic
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Amid warnings of bad weather on the coasts, another woman died Saturday after being dragged by waves in the Pozo de Las Calcosas area, in the municipality of Valverde on the Canary Islands of El Hierro.

The tragedy happened at 9 a.m. Saturday. Emergency services received an alert saying a large wave had swept a woman out of a natural swimming pool and her body was seen floating in the sea.







Emergency services received a warning that a large wave had swept a woman out of a natural swimming pool
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A GES helicopter located the woman boarding the plane and evacuated her to the vicinity of the hospital, where the SUC ambulance was waiting. Doctors could only confirm her death.

Neither her age nor her nationality were disclosed.

And this morning, emergency services confirmed that a second woman had drowned on the Canary island of Fuerteventura.







The State Meteorological Service issued a wave warning in the Canary Islands yesterday and it remains in place
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She is believed to be of foreign nationality, possibly a tourist, and is about 50 years old.

A spokesman confirmed she was found just before 8am this morning on the coast of Pajara, a resort in the southwest of the island known for its white sand beaches.

Others in the area at the time pulled the woman from the sea and performed resuscitation. The medics continued to arrive but were unable to revive her.

Another swimmer had to be rescued when he was swept into the water off the coast of Adeje in southern Tenerife.

The State Meteorological Administration activated a wave warning in the Canary Islands yesterday and the warning continues into today.

Specifically, it is warning of coastal risks that will affect the islands of El Hierro, La Palma, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Graciosa entirely, as well as north of Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Laomera is the only island saved from a wave warning in the Canary Islands.

Likewise, the Canary Government’s Directorate of Security and Emergencies has declared a community-wide alert due to forecasts of adverse coastal phenomena that could lead to waves as high as 18ft in the archipelago. Canary islands and also due to strong winds on the peaks and slopes. to the southeast.

The weather agency has warned that conditions will continue all day Sunday with waves of 4 to 5 meters expected.

A spokesman for 112 said: “Bad weather continues on our shores today. Avoid dangerous places. Sudden rough seas can drag you out to sea. On boulevards and promenades near the coast, don’t stay near the sea even if the waves calm suddenly.”

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