Suspected drowning at Amadores beach after woman pulled from the water

A woman died shortly after one o’clock this Wednesday afternoon at Amadores beach on the south coast of Gran Canaria, according to reports from the main 112 Emergency Coordination Centre. A group of bathers retrieved the woman from the water, who was unconscious with presumed signs of drowning.

After warning the 112 emergency services, the woman, who has not yet been identified, received attention from rescuers stationed at the aforementioned beach, who attempted to perform resuscitation maneuvers. The woman was found to be suffering from cardio-respiratory arrest. In spite of their best efforts, it was not possible to revive her and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Amadores is one of the most popular beaches on the Costa Mogán, not far from the resort town of Puerto Rico.  It is an artificially constructed bay, specifically designed for gentle bathing, and so accidents of this sort are extremely rare.  It is primarily used by tourists.