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20 Jul 2008 00:00 by FibbyUK Star rating in UK, Surrey & Playa F.... 2349 posts Send private message

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Went into town today and enjoyed a lazy stroll along the prom................
Stopped off in the Ice Cream Shop, Ramon Sirvent, near the "Tat" shop as our KarenSun calls it.
Next thing, a "blacked out van" arrived, followed by the local Police.
They drove onto the concrete beach espanade.
A stretcher was taken onto the beach (to our left and out of view)
The stretcher came back with a body totally wrapped in white, obviously dead.
It was put into the van and driven off.
We don't know if the body came from the beach or the sea.
What I do know is that the whole beach fell silent...............
Today. someone lost their life.
I was concerned for thier family, were they on the beach? Who was looking after them? Was the deceaed on their own? How would thier family find out what happened?
So many questions.................no answers..............
In fear of being intrusive, we walked back to the car............
Then we drove home and got on with our lives..................................
How selfish is that?
If you know about this event, the family, or anything about his event,  please let them know that my thoughts are with them..............
It has made me think how lucky I am,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Regards,



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20 Jul 2008 20:35 by Candyfloss Star rating in Cardiff / Mar Menor. 1605 posts Send private message

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That is so sad Fibs
You are right someone, somewhere is going to be devasted today.



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20 Jul 2008 21:28 by FibbyUK Star rating in UK, Surrey & Playa F.... 2349 posts Send private message

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Makes me feel humble Gina...........
But, life goes on, like I / we did today.................

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21 Jul 2008 14:10 by Diane and Joe Star rating in Sheffield. 152 posts Send private message

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I think this is probably a report of the incident.

http://www.laverdad.es/murcia/20080721/espana/muere-hombre-anos-playa-20080721.html

Brief summary:

A man of 74, thought to be an experienced swimmer, was found in the 'piscinas' part of the Cura beach, which is an area not recommended for swimming and cannot be seen by lifeguards.  The man's wife was on the beach.  The lifeguard called to give first aid was the man's granddaughter.  A doctor who happened to be on the beach also attended the man.  SAMU arrived and pronounced the man dead.  It is thought that the man may have suffered a problem with his heart.

Our thoughts and sympathy to the family.




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21 Jul 2008 18:13 by morerosado Star rating in Guardamar del Segura.... 6927 posts Send private message

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Seen elsewhere : 

A 74 year old Spanish man drowned off the Playa del Cura at the weekend.
Conditions were calm and the green flags were flying so the reason for his death is not yet known. His is the second death from drowning so far this year along this stretch of the coast, the first being of a 75 year old German man who was found on the playa de las Ortigas at Guardamar. He was found dead but wearing a life protection vest and the Guardia Civil are investigating the case.




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21 Jul 2008 22:55 by FibbyUK Star rating in UK, Surrey & Playa F.... 2349 posts Send private message

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Thank you More, Diane & Joe for finding out more about this.

My thoughts too are with his family, very very sad.............................

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22 Jul 2008 10:14 by Sonia El Star rating in Wales / Carvajal, F.... 212 posts Send private message

Slightly off topic.  The Metro (London free paper) had picture of 2 dead 'Roma' girls aged 11 & 12 on a beach in Italy. The bodies were covered by an old towel and being TOTALLY ignored by the other people.  

Apparently several children had gone to the beach to sell trinkets etc and got into difficulty when playing in the sea. Some were rescued these two were not so lucky. I'm assuming Roma means Romany or gipsy.  

Again very sad and also shocking attitude towards fellow humans.



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