Second Briton drowns on Canary Islands holiday

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A second British holidaymaker has drowned in a hotel swimming pool in the Canary Islands in two days.

Andrew Nicol, 38, had been staying in the resort of Puerto de Santiago on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife.

He died yesterday, just a day after six-year-old Megan Thrower from King's Lynn in Norfolk drowned in a hotel pool in Gran Canaria.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national on October 18 in Tenerife.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family."

Mr Nicol was reportedly staying in a three-star apartment hotel with his family in the quiet resort on the west of the island.

Megan was with her family at the four-star Hotel Gran Canaria Princess on the neighbouring Canary Island.

A waiter pulled her from the pool and emergency services were called but were unable to save her, Spanish press reported.