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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...

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Rockfall on road passing Amadores on the south of the island

A landslide left this monster rock on the roadway in the area of ​​Amadores (Mogán) during the early hours of Monday morning.  Strong winds and light rain was enough to dislodge it from the hillsides above, leading locals to ask when was the last time the hillsides were checked for loose debris? There were not thought to be any injuries, but the danger is of course obvious to anyone who sees the size of these rocks.  Road maintenance crews were quick to clear the debris.  Though no official statement has been received from Mogán council. More rocks had also fallen on pedestrian...

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The Poema del Mar aquarium attraction opens with eight captive sharks and 350 marine species in tanks

A reported €25 million investment and 350 species of fish, amphibians and reptiles from 35 different ecosystems. The Poem of the Sea (‘Poema del Mar’) opened to the public today as a landmark reference aquarium in the main port area of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The new attraction conceived of and built by the Kiessling family who say they want to to revolutionise tourism in the capital has been long anticipated. Adult tickets start at €18 for the residents and €25 for visitors and tourists. Children’s tickets are €13 for residents up to 11 years of age and €17.50 euros for...

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Record figures: Canary Islands received around 16 million tourists in 2017

The Canary Islands archipelago may have exceeded 16 million tourists during 2017 producing a turnover of around €18 billion, according to one government minister’s estimates based on a preliminary assessment. Canarian Regional Government Minister for tourism, culture and sport, Isaac Castellano, referred to preliminary figures during a presentation for the web platform http://www.canaryislandsothermap.com/ which is aimed at modern “gourmet tourists”, pleasure seekers, those visitors who travel alone or as a couple and who particularly value exclusivity. Highlighting prime indicators he suggested the archipelago will likely close 2017 with a record number of visitors, expected to be around 16 million...

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Weather Warning: Very rough seas predicted along all canary islands coastlines on Sunday

The Government of the Canary Islands General Directorate of Security and Emergencies has announced an alert for heavy seas throughout the Canary Islands from 03:00 on Sunday. The alert is in direct response to the Spanish State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, who have forecast adverse coastal phenomena issuing an orange advisory for most of the coasts of the Archipelago. This Saturday there have been rains at several points around Gran Canaria, and an Atlantic cold front is expected to move in from the north of us. On the north of the island, cloudy skies with frequent rain, generally weak, is expected, more intense...

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