Two people died this Sunday in Segur de Calafell when they were scuba diving off the coast of the town of Baix Penedès. The deceased are two men aged 50 and 56 , residents of reported by the Calafell City Council in a message on Twitter by project631 update.
The accident was reported at 11:02, Efe reports, the time when the 112 emergency phone received a call informing of what happened. The events took place near the port of Segur de Calafell A group of people were diving and one of them has lost consciousness.
In those moments some of his colleagues have realized what was happening and have pulled the man out of the water to try to complete a successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It was the neighbor of Vilafranca, 50 years old.
Members of the Sistema d’Emergències Mèdiques (SEM) have continued resuscitation work for some time, but it has been without success. The man has passed away. The tragedy has not stopped here.
While trying to get the first casualty to regain consciousness, the group realized that it was not complete. The divers have missed another of their members, and their search has begun.
A Mossos ship has located the second diver and brought him to shore. As in the case of the first accident, it has not been possible to prevent his death. The causes of the accident are being investigated.
In addition to the Mossos d’Esquadra, the accident has mobilized members of the Calafell Local Police and the Civil Guard, a body that has undertaken the investigation to find out the causes of the deaths of the divers.
Teams from the Special Group of Underwater Activities of the Civil Guard (GEAS) have tracked the waters in which the accident occurred to recover any object that may be relevant to the investigation The Firefighters of the Generalitat have activated four underwater teams, whose intervention has not been necessary in the end.
On August 4, a 68-year-old man drowned while bathing on Riumar beach in Deltebre (Tarragona), guarded by a lifeguard and where the green flag was waving. With the two deceased this Sunday, there are already 15 drowned since last June 15 on Catalan beaches.