Teacher and two Turkish students drown in Marbella

A third student remains in a critical condition and is battling for his life

LAST UPDATED: 13 Apr, 2015 @ 18:31

Costa del Sol
Costa del Sol

A TEACHER and two Turkish students drowned at a beach in Marbella this afternoon. 

A third student remains in a critical condition and is battling for his life.

Emergency services are currently removing the bodies of the 30-year-old teacher and the two students, aged 18 and 19, at the La Venus beach.

They were part of a larger Turkish group of deaf students visiting the Costa del Sol.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 5.30pm where a rescue mission involving a speedboat, a jet ski and scuba divers was put in motion.

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  1. Oh dear, that’s really awful. We were walking along the promenade and could see there was something happening on the beach, as a crowd of people were watching from the promenade. When we got close we saw two people being carried from the surf and the police and some other people started CPR, then the ambulance crew took over. Everyone was willing them to be OK, but it didn’t look very hopeful as there were a lot of distraught people down there close to what was happening, and they could obviously tell how bad it was…

  2. I was on the beach when this terrible tragedy occurred – it was other sunbathers on the beach who rescued one of the swimmers – sadly I have to say that the response of the local ‘rescue services’ was not good enough. Apparently there was no lifeguard on duty, no signage stating that it was not a safe place to swim and no one knew what to do??? The only equipment available was a ring, no rescue boat, no defribilator. The police were called and arrived within about 20 minutes but they were not equipped to enter the water?? So sad for all the families involved. Marbella Town Council know that this is a very busy beach and should be better prepared.

  3. I was on the beach at the time and it was tourist that went in to help out with a ring I am a nurse on holiday from London the tourist bought the first boy in and I started CPR on him I got ROSC and place him in the recovery position and then the second man was bought in again by tourist and I started CPR on him the ambulance crew took a long time to come a police office jumped in to help bring the other boy out then the ambulance turned up and they took over the third boy was bought in and I started CPR on him as well along side the ambulance sadly two of them died then the helicopter and boats was out looking for the 4 boy I was very shocked that there was no life guard and the fact it took so long for the ambulance service to respond but a great job to every one that helped out my condolences goes out to all the family and loved ones of them all may they rest in peace and the boy that got ROSC I hope he’s alright.

    • I would like to thank all the three commentators especially to Sharleen who went through the CPR and did her best to bring them back to life. I appreciate your considerate act and congratulate you for your humanitarian feelings. Thank you.

      I wrote this knowing that the families of these young men will not be able to read these comments and thank you. I, personally, do not know the families involved. I wanted to know the comments in Marbella and just by chance I ran into your comments and took the chance of thanking the very person who helped immediately. Many thanks to you Sharleen.

      I am a Turkish national who lives in Izmir as a retired language teacher.