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Tourist drowns at Cofete
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Radio Sintonia:

A man dies at sea in Fuerteventura at 2:01 p.m. today, Wednesday, January 26. Specifically on the beach of Cofete, in the municipality of Pájara.
 
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 person could not get out of the water due to the poor state of the sea on the beach of Cofete.
The 1-1-2 immediately activated the necessary emergency resources. The Helimer Maritime Rescue Helicopter recovered the body of the affected person from the sea and transferred him to the helisurface of Morro Jable where the personnel of the Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC) confirmed his death. The Civil Guard guarded the body of the deceased until the arrival of the judicial authority.

The Pájara Firefighters and the local Police also intervened, who collaborated with the rest of the emergency resources and ensured the maneuvers of grounding and taking off the helicopter in the helisurface.

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An early report indicated he had a child with him who was ok.
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Tragic.  This must rate as on of the most spectacular beaches in the world. The first time I went, there were few people around and I noticed then how the waves could suddenly drive up the beach way beyond the tide line.
The last time I went, there were lots of people, (Thanks Ridley Scott) and several were swimming. The first rule of Fuerteventura Club is 'Never swim on the west coast'  OK, there may be the odd exception, but unless you have local knowledge of the area, a blanket avoidance is the best policy.
Condolences to the poor man's family
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