Another drowning in Canarian waters

An 73-year-old French man has drowned in Lanzarote, the latest casualty in the waters around the Canaries, and the second death over the bank holiday weekend.

The man, visiting the island on his holidays, was spotted when swimming at Playa Chica in the resort of Puerto del Carmen just before 5pm on Monday.

Lifeguards and emergency services pulled the man from the water, however despite their efforts the man was declared dead at the scene.