Published21. August 2021, 18:15
A woman from Ticino had a fatal accident while bathing in the sea off Tenerife. A big wave surprised the woman in a grotto. An Italian (27) was also killed.
The Ticino woman had swam with other holidaymakers in the picturesque Cueva del Tancon, a sea cave in the volcanic rock just outside the town of Los Gigantes on Tenerife. There they were apparently hit by a violent wave that threw the swimmers against the sharp-pointed rocks. After resuscitation, the woman was taken to hospital with severe head injuries, where she later died. A 27-year-old Italian who lived there was also fatally injured in the incident. His body was later recovered by police divers. Two other people survived the incident with injuries.
According to tio.ch, the woman from Ticino arrived on the Canary Island for vacation just a few days ago. Your family is on the way to the island.
The Cueva del Tancon with its crystal clear water is a popular destination, but it harbors great dangers. Access is actually forbidden. As the newspaper «El Diario» reports, the sea cave has already claimed several lives. A 43-year-old man was only killed there in September 2020. At the beginning of March, a 19-year-old was injured there. A local guide describes the place as “as beautiful as it is dangerous.” The place is only suitable for good swimmers, he strongly advises against having fun there at high tide.