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.
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.