Two British mothers drown trying to save their children at holiday resort in Tenerife
According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the women were pulled from the sea by people at the scene
Monday 07 April 2014
An NHS consultant and another woman have died at a holiday resort in Tenerife while trying to rescue their children after they were swept away by a wave.
Consultant Uma Ramalingam, 42, and Barathi Ruvikumar, 39, were pronounced dead at the scene. A third woman involved in the incident was revived on the beach before being taken to hospital. She survived as well as the two children aged 10 and 14.
According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the women were pulled from the sea by people at the scene. The younger of the two children was treated for hypothermia, and the other child for minor bruising.
The Foreign Office today confirmed the deaths of two British nationals on the island. Royal Oldham Hospital in Greater Manchester confirmed the identity of one of the women as consultant obstetrician Uma Ramalingam from Altrincham, Cheshire.
The incident is believed to have happened at around 6pm yesterday evening and involved five people. The group are thought to have been staying in an apartment at Paradise Beach near Adeje.
A spokesman for local emergency services said a helicopter was sent along with two ambulances, coastguards and firefighters, to rescue them.
A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We are aware of reports of an incident in Tenerife and we are in touch with the local authorities and providing consular assistance."
- 1 I've been called an abusive and dangerous parent, when all I did was listen to my transgender child
- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
Nepal earthquake in pictures: Photos show devastation caused by 7.8 magnitude earthquake
Nepal earthquake: More than 1,100 killed across four countries and in Mount Everest avalanche
Royal baby: Live updates as the wait continues for Duchess of Cambridge's second child
Hermann Goering's daughter fails to reclaim items looted by Nazi deputy during WWII
Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election
£26000 - £28000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: Senior Accounts Assistan...
£24000 - £26000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: A highly successful, glo...
£22000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company is part of a Group...
£16000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you a a young, dynamic pers...