11 Aug, 2021 @ 12:22
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Dog owner drowns in ‘rough’ sea trying to save his pet on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Dog Owner Drowns Trying To Save His Pet In The Costa Blanca Area Of Spain

A Murcia man drowned when he went into the sea to save his dog.

The 57-year-old was on holiday with a friend in Campoamor on the Orihuela Costa.

They walked up the coast to the cliff area of Cabo Roig Tuesday morning (August 10) with their two dogs.

Both pets jumped into the water and the men acted instinctively by going in after them.

Conditions were described as ‘rough’.

A wave carried out the 57-year-old man and he was submerged in the water for several minutes.

His friend exited the sea without any trouble and called emergency services.

A boat sighted the unconscious man at around 9.00 am and pulled him out.

An Orihuela Policia Local officer tried to resuscitate him without success.

Reports say that his dog safely got out of the sea.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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