Published on Monday, April 7, 2014
An investigation has been launched after two British holidaymakers drowned in the sea off Tenerife yesterday.
Reports say the two women had been trying to rescue their children who got into difficulties when they were swept away by a wave in the resort of Playa Paraiso in the south west of the island.
Emergency teams were called but the women, aged 43 and 40, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Rescuers, including other tourists and resort staff, managed to save a third woman, 38, along with the two children, aged 10 and 14, according to the Daily Mail.
The adult was taken to hospital after being revived at the water's edge and the children were treated for hypothermia and minor bruising.
The tragedy happened around 6pm yesterday at a rocky beach at the purpose-built resort.
It is believed the holidaymakers had been staying at an apartment nearby.
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