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Tragedy in Tenerife
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A 12-year-old boy is rescued and an adult is searched for after falling into the sea in Tenerife.

The Events took place in a cave on the beach of Rojas in El Sauzal


Emergency services have rescued a 12-year-old child alive and continue to search for an adult who accompanied him, and who has disappeared in a cave on Rojas beach in El Sauzal (Tenerife), after both fell into the sea this Saturday due to strong waves.



The 112 Emergency and Security Coordination Center has reported that this afternoon, at around 4:45 p.m., an alert call was received from an off-duty National Police officer, in which he reported that two people, including a minor, had fallen into the sea due to the strong waves on the aforementioned beach.



The 112 Canarias immediately activated an emergency device made up of the Emergency and Rescue Group of the Government of the Canary Islands (GES), Tenerife Fire Brigade, Maritime Rescue, Local Police, Civil Guard and Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC).



Moved to the scene, he located the minor, hoisted him onto the aircraft and landed on a nearby platform where SUC ambulances were already waiting to provide him with medical assistance.



The child, who had hypothermia and moderate erosions, was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of the Canary Islands along with a woman in a state of anxiety. The SUC in turn activated the group of emergency psychologists to attend to the relatives of those affected at the scene of the incident.



The Tenerife Fire Brigade team that went to the scene collaborated with health and rescue resources, but the strong waves and the poor state of the sea prevented them from rescuing the other person who, according to the coordination centre, had disappeared in one of the caves in the area.

The GES helicopter returned to the place where the victim had disappeared until he was relieved by the Maritime Rescue helicopter, the Helimer, which continued with the search without obtaining results.



A Maritime Rescue boat joined the search device by sea and by land agents of the Local Police, Civil Guard and Firefighters collaborate.



The SUC maintained a medical ambulance as a preventive measure and the psychological support group. Agents of the Civil Guard will remain in the search area during the night and the operation will resume early in the morning, to which the GEAS group will join.



The Government of the Canary Islands has constantly urged the population to follow at all times the recommendations of self-protection and the indications of the authorities since, in a situation of alert such as the one affecting the islands this weekend, it is vital to avoid the areas of greatest danger, such as promenades, piers and breakwaters near the sea to avoid being dragged by the waves. as well as taking pictures or videos near where the waves break.



The General Directorate of Emergencies declared the situation of alert for coastal phenomena throughout the archipelago since 8:00 p.m. yesterday, Friday, based on information from the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) due to poor sea conditions, with northeasterly winds of force 5 to 7 (30 – 60 kilometers per hour) and with greater intensity on the southeast and northwest slopes of the islands and on the high seas between them.



Likewise, the prediction contemplated a predominance of strong swells with large areas of thick seas and swells from the northwest with waves of three to five meters that could occasionally reach four and six meters high on open coasts to the north and west of the islands.
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