A 62 year old man died on Tuesday afternoon after he fell into the sea at Cala Capitan. He was one of five people who were sailing just off the shoreline in a 5mtr long rented motor boat out of Torrevieja.
The exact circumstances are currently unknown but the boat overturned throwing all 5 occupants, believed to be related, into the sea.
One of them, a 62 year old male, was severely affected taking in large quantities of water. However a rescue team was able to pull him from the water following which a SAMU paramedic performed advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation during which the mad showed vital signs of life.
He was immediately transferred to the University hospital Torrevieja but he later died in the hospital.
The family rented the boat in Torrevieja, which, because of its limited power, doesn’t need to be manned by anyone with sailing credentials.
The cause of the accident and the reason for the boat overturning are currently the subject of a police investigation.