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Holidaying police officers help save the life of man found at bottom of hotel swimming pool

The Sol Don Pablo hotel in Torremolinos.
The Sol Don Pablo hotel in Torremolinos. / SUR
  • The pair pulled him from the water and performed resuscitation manoeuvres on the gentleman who wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse

A couple of National Police officers from Madrid, who were holidaying with their family in Torremolinos, have helped save the life of an elderly man who was spotted lying at the bottom of a hotel swimming pool.

With the help of another guest, they pulled the victim out of the pool and began resuscitation manoeuvres until he regained consciousness and was transferred to hospital by paramedics.

The incident happened this Tuesday (7 September), at around 1.20 pm, at the Sol Don Pablo hotel in the Costa del Sol resort.

Once the man was pulled from the pool, the off-duty officers checked for the vital signs of the man, who was unconscious and a bluish colour.

Immediately they began to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the victim.

After a few minutes, the man regained a weak pulse and began to breathe unaided, before gradually regained consciousness.

Paramedics, who arrived on the scene, congratulated the two officers for their swift action and told them that it had been decisive in saving the victim's life.

The family of the man said he is under observation in hospital and recovering favourably from the incident.