Man dies on Puerto Rico beach

A 65-year-old man died Friday of a cardio-respiratory arrest on the beach in Puerto Rico, in the south-western municipality of Mogán (Gran Canaria), according to reports from the Canary Islands Government Coordinating Centre for Emergencies and Security (CECOES).

At about 11.01 this morning, several emergency 112 calls alerted the CECOES that a person who was in a cardiac arrest had been rescued from the water, so they activated emergency resources immediately.

The scene was attended by an ambulance of the Canary Emergency Service (SUC), a doctor from the Arguineguín Health Centre and members of the Guardia Civil.

The CECOES explained in a press note that while emergency resources were being deployed to the beach, first responders performed basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers in an attempt to revive the man.

SUC staff, in collaboration with the Arguineguín Health Centre physician, continued treatment with advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation but without success, and confirmed his death at the scene.

The Guardia Civil worked with the emergency services, taking charge of the investigation into the incident, concludes the note from CECOES.

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