A woman is in hospital after nearly drowning at Playa de las Vistas in Los Cristianos this lunchtime. Emergency services say that they were called out shortly before 2pm with reports that the woman was unconscious and had been pulled from the water by lifeguards who had started resuscitation proccedures. These were taken up ambulance crew who stabilized her at the scene and then transferred her to Hospiten Sur where her condition is said to be critical. For official advice on remaining safe in the water in Tenerife, please see HERE.

Source: Janet Anscombe 

Gran Canaria is burning again

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  Photo: Gran Canaria Cabildo. Updated 24 February: At first light, an army Military Emergencies crew of 85 left Seville for Gran Canaria to join firefighting efforts which continue today. There are now 176 military personnel in the island to assist local crews which...

Wild weather causes wide disruption across Canaries

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