Three tourists drown at beach in Marbella

Ruth Doherty
A pigeon flies over empty deckchairs on
A pigeon flies over empty deckchairs on



Three holidaymakers have drowned after getting into trouble at a beach in Marbella.

It is believed a 30-year-old teacher died after jumping into the water at La Venus de Marbella beach to try and save two students, aged 18 and 19, according to Euro Weekly News.

A fourth person is reportedly critically injured, and was transferred to hospital after being rescued by a surfer.

It is believed the group of 10 hearing-impaired students were on holiday with two teachers in the Costa del Sol from Turkey.

The Mirror reports that a pedestrian walking along the beachfront saw what was happening and alerted a policeman.

The officer reportedly also tried to help rescue the boys. Emergency services including a boat, jet ski and divers attended the scene.

According to The Local, Marbella town hall has declared three days of official mourning following the tragedy.

The news come just days after a British tourist drowned in the swimming pool at his villa on holiday in Marbella.

Brian Nicol, from Glasgow, had been on a night out with family and friends in the upmarket Spanish holiday resort when he decided to go for a swim.

A source told the Daily Record: "Our understanding is that he had dived in and swum underwater two or three times during the night without any problem.

"But he failed to surface the last time he jumped in."





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