Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE) the other came ashore in critical condition.
Sources from the emergency services consulted by EFE have detailed that the zodiac was afloat with 43 people on board when it was found by the Salvamar Al Nair, with relatively good seas; yes, with 10 centimeters of water already inside it and a penetrating sensation of cold.
In fact, nine people were referred directly to the hospital upon arrival at the pier, practically all with symptoms of hypothermia and two in serious condition, as detailed by 112.
As in the rest of Spain, temperatures have dropped significantly in the Canary Islands in the last week and on many islands there is an intense sensation of cold, which in the sea is intensified by the wind and humidity.
At the Lanzarote airport, the Aemet station on land closest to the rescue point, temperatures dropped this morning (2:00 am) to 12 degrees. The rescue occurred at 3:40 a.m., 37 kilometers from that point, offshore.
On board that pneumatic there were at that time 31 men, ten women and a baby, in addition to the man who was weakest and whom the Al Nair sailors could not revive. Upon arriving at the port of Arrecife, his death was confirmed.
Caminando Fronteras, the NGO that usually transfers to the Spanish authorities the departure notices of boats provided by families, assures that it is not aware that there was currently a pneumatic boat with that number of occupants at sea; yes with 50 or more.
The information that the rescued have provided to the ground assistance is confusing. Some have pointed out that another seven teammates could be missing, but this information has not yet been confirmed.
The sources consulted by EFE emphasize that if someone else died on the way or fell from the inflatable into the sea, it was before the rescue, because the Salvamar Al Nair did not find anyone in the water. EFE