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Offline blaggers

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Latest Visit
« on: March 01, 2008 »
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  • Have just returned from our regular two weeks in LG. 

    Had a brilliant time and were there for the opening of the Carnival and joined in on the other days - especially the funeral of the Sardine which was a lot of fun and we joined in the dancing on the square until 3pm.  Didn't see much point in going to bed with all the celebrations going on around you!

    We spent a lot of time at the Oasis this time as we found we could always catch the rays in the bar area at the end and also have lots to watch at the same time.  We ate lunch there many times and found the food good and the staff very friendly.

    We had friends with us the first week and one of them had a nasty stomach bug and after they left, we found many more people had suffered the same fate.  We luckily escaped the dreaded bug - something to do with the alcohol consumption we think!

    Towards the end of our stay, we noticed there were flowers placed on the rocks behind Barcelo Santiago and heard there had been a death.  What is the story as we heard many versions during our stay.

    Well just wanted you to know that we had a good time and looking forward to the next one.

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    Re: Latest Visit
    « Reply #1 on: March 02, 2008 »
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  • blaggers,

    I think this must be the tragic incident that you are referring to:

    ''Tragic death of 18 year old boy 18 th September 2006
    The 18 year old son of local Doctor Camelia Sasu was killed last Friday under tragic circumstances. The young man had been jumping into a blowhole amongst the rocks behind the Barcelo Santiago Hotel - a popular entertainment for local youngsters, when he became trapped in an underwater cave. His friend raised the alarm when he didnt surface, but by that time it was too late.

    The Guardia Civil have a dive unit, but as they had no local knowledge of the cave below the blowhole and there was a big swell on that day, they gave permission for the boy's step father - a local dive centre owner -to lead a dive to recover the body of the youngster

    This is not the first time that swimmers have lost their life at this site and locals are petitioning the council to have the area fenced off.''

    el presidente

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    Re: Latest Visit
    « Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008 »
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  • Simon German tragically drowned there on Saturday 16 February so it was decided by his family and friends after his funeral on Thursday 28 Feb in Los Gigantes that his flowers would be placed there in memory of a loving father,brother and good friend to many.I hope this will be the end of this topic as he should be allowed to rest in peace.Thanks.