Two British tourists drown in Canary Islands

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TWO British tourists have drowned in the Canary Islands within 24 hours of each other.

The body of a 27-year-old man was recovered from the water after he went missing on Friday afternoon while swimming with his partner near Playa del Ingles (pictured) in Gran Canaria.

Emergency services in a helicopter pulled the man from the sea and attempts were made to resuscitate him, but he died shortly afterwards.

His death came hours after the drowning of a 30-year-old Briton who was swept into the sea in Tenerife on Thursday afternoon.

The man had been visiting El Tancon, a popular sea cave on the west coast of the island that is considered to be dangerous.

A helicopter pulled him from the sea and landed on the football pitch at Puerto de Santiago, but the man went into cardiac arrest and died.

The two deaths come after Kirsty Maxwell from Livingston, West Lothian, died in Benidorm last weekend after falling 100ft from an apartment building.

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