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Second drowning on La Gaviota beach

Emergency services were called to the scene at 1.30pm.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 1.30pm. / SUR
  • The drowning increases the beach's death count to two this summer

A man was pronounced dead on Thursday afternoon after being rescued from the sea at La Gaviota beach in Benalmádena.

Emergency services were alerted at around 1.30pm after reports of a man spotted struggling out at sea. He was retrieved with the help of a jet ski but died after failed resuscitation attempts.

He is the second person to drown on this beach this summer, after Brit Ben Lloyd, 32, suffered the same fate on 1 July.