German tourist drowns while swimming at beach on Orihuela coast

No lifeguards on duty at Cala del Bosque beach in La Zenia as they had finished for the summer

LAST UPDATED: 2 Oct, 2015 @ 12:06

A GERMAN tourist drowned in rough seas on the Orihuela coast on Monday.

The man was swimming at Cala del Bosque in La Zenia when he got into trouble.

German tourist dies near Torrevieja
DROWNING: German tourist dies

His body was later seen near Cala Capitan, but strong currents dragged it to Cabo Roig promenade, where it was recovered.

A rescue helicopter, Guardia Civil launch boat and fire fighters were called in to help retrieve the dead body.

There was no lifeguard at Cala del Bosque as their duties ended for the summer on Friday September 25

It is estimated that around 700 people drown in Spain each year, although Monday’s death was the first reported drowning in the sea off Orihuela Coast this year, a local councillor said.


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