Friday, 27 February 2015
Police on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria are launching an investigation into the suspicious death of a Belgian tourist, according to the local press on Friday. The 59-year-old man died on Wednesday whilst enjoying the nightlife with friends on Plage des Anglais. Another Belgian in the same group was taken to hospital. The tourist was drinking with 5 friends when he collapsed. Staff performed first aid and called emergency services. Another Belgian also suddenly showed signs of respiratory failure.
Both were taken to Maspalomas hospital where the 59-year-old died. His friend was then taken to Insular Hospital in the island’s capital. The circumstances of the death are not yet clear but witnesses mentioned alcohol intoxication.
Police are waiting on the results of the autopsy.