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Tags: Spain | Snorkeler | Death | windsurfer

Windsurfer Kills Snorkeler in Collision Off Spanish Island

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:10 AM

MADRID — Authorities say a Russian woman died after a windsurfer's board slashed her throat while she was snorkeling off Spain's Canary Islands.

A local official in Gran Canaria said Wednesday that the woman had been snorkeling Monday about 25 meters (80 feet) offshore without an obligatory locating buoy.

Nieves Garcia, a town councilor for Santa Lucia de Tirajana, said the Swedish windsurfer's board smashed into her when she lifted her head.

The woman, a 32-year-old local resident identified only as Emilia L., died while being treated by doctors on a nearby beach.

Garcia said the Swedish surfer, a tourist, was taken to a local hospital after experiencing an anxiety attack. His identity wasn't released. She said police are treating the death as an accident.

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Authorities say a Russian woman died after a windsurfer's board slashed her throat while she was snorkeling off Spain's Canary Islands.A local official in Gran Canaria said Wednesday that the woman had been snorkeling Monday about 25 meters (80 feet) offshore...
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