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A 55-year-old drowned today at Playa de Cofete, a remote and wild beach in Fuerteventura.
According to the Emergency and Security Coordinating Center (Cecoes) 1-1-2 the man was rescued from the ocean by other people who were present on the beach this afternoon.
Although the 112 report states that the emergency helicopter was mobilized, the alert received at 12:36 at the Security and Emergency Coordination Center also mobilized the medical ambulance team, which had to travel to the scene in an SUV belonging to the Pájara firefighters, due to the difficult access to the beach.
Unfortunately, the emergency personnel were only able to confirm the death of the person when they reached the sandy beach.
We remind you that swimming at Cofete Beach is extremely dangerous due to the currents and since the beach is so remote, it doesn't have lifeguards on site. Don't risk your life and don't go in to swim at Cofete Beach or other similar wild and dangerous beaches on the west coast.