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cofete rescue helicopter

Helicopter rescue at Cofete
Radio Sintonia:

The 112 assists a minor in Cofete who suffers semi-drowning.

As published by 112 through the news website of the Government of the Canary Islands, the medicalized helicopter of the SUC transfers a minor to hospital after semi-drowning at sea in Fuerteventura.

The Events occurred on cofete beach, municipality of Pájara, around 1:36 p.m.

Assessment of those affected provided by the SUC:
  • Under 15 years of age and Assisted German origin after suffering moderate semi-drowning, except for complications, transferred by medicalized helicopter from the SUC to the General Hospital of Fuerteventura.

Intervening services activated by CECOES 1-1-2:

  • Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC): a basic life support ambulance, a medicalized ambulance and a medicalized helicopter.
  • Pájara Firefighters
  • Local Police
  • Civil Guard


  • At the time indicated above, the Emergency and Security Coordination Center (CECOES) 1-1-2 of the Government of the Canary Islands received an alert in which it was communicated that a bather who presented symptoms of drowning had been taken out of the sea.
  • The 1-1-2 immediately activated the necessary emergency resources.
  • The SUC staff assessed and assisted the affected person. Once stabilized, he was transferred by medicalized helicopter from the SUC, which landed on the same beach, to the aforementioned hospital.
  • Pájara firefighters secured the helicopter's grounding and takeoff maneuvers and collaborated with the rest of the emergency resources.
  • Police resources activated by the Coordinating Center made the appropriate reports.
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