Sailboat Disaster on the Coast of Tinajo


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A man has died and two others have survived, all of them of Russian origin, when the Mai Tai sailboathitting some rocks in the Tenesar area , Rescue sources have informed EFE. Maritime and Emergency Consortium of the island.

The body of the deceased crew member was recovered this morning in the sea, on the coast of Tinajo, where the sailboat capsized at dawn, while the two survivors, two men aged 52 and 40, were located at dawn, one in the water by a Maritime Rescue helicopter and another on the ground by Consortium firefighters.

The two men had hypothermia and the youngest had also suffered multiple contusions, and both remain admitted to the Doctor José Molina Orosa Hospital in Lazarote, the Emergency and Security Coordinating Center of the Canary Islands Government detailed in a statement.

The Mai Tai sailboat issued an alert this morning at 1:20 a.m. giving its position north of Lanzarote, so the Las Palmas Rescue Center mobilized the Helimer 204 helicopter, the Concepción Arenal sea guard and the Consortium's firefighters, as indicated Maritime Rescue sources.

After the helicopter sighted the wreckage - at around 2:40 a.m. - it proceeded to rescue the first survivor in the water, which confirmed that three people were traveling on the sailboat and that it had been shipwrecked when it hit the rocks.

The three people left the ship without a life jacket , according to what this crew member told his rescuers, who was evacuated by helicopter to the Lanzarote airport, where an ambulance was waiting for him and took him to the Doctor José Molina Orosa Hospital.

According to Maritime Rescue sources, the other crew member rescued by firefighters was located on land around 4:00 a.m. and was also evacuated by the Helimer 204 for transfer to the hospital.

The body of the deceased crew member was located around 10:10 a.m. by a helicopter from the Emergency and Rescue Group of the Government of the Canary Islands, which took it to the Lanzarote airport for identification.

In the search for the third crew member, now concluded, two helicopters have participated, one from Maritime Rescue and another from the Emergency and Rescue Group of the Government of the Canary Islands, in addition to the Concepción Aren sea guard.