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Offline pilgrim

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Tragic deaths in and around LG
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  • We  have been regular visitors since 2006, but many of you go back a lot further. During this time we have been surprised by the number of unfortunate deaths through accidents etc. Think we can count one for each year we have been coming. It may seem to a visitor that LG is the 'Midsummer Murder' village of Tenerife. Wondered if any of you can recall any tragic incidences and in what month and year they occurred. Hope you don't think it is to maudlin.

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  • Blimey - you need to cheer up a bit - it's nearly Christmas
    I wanted to be the Cincinnati Kid - but couldn't spell it

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  • I can recall a tragic incident going back to 2008, I dont know if any of you met Oscar, I only got to know him for a very short time, he lived at asturias restaraunt. He never really spoke to anyone, but always put in an apearance late in the evening, he came in from the kitchen and wandered around the tables, then one evening his body was found just outside. I cannot prove that he was murdered, but i suspect that he was, his body was oozing blood and lying motionless on the floor. He was only a cockroach but he meant a lot to me!

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  • Davymar, what do they do for a village idiot when you are on holiday ?

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  • I let Pablado luv it stay at my place!

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  • Sorry, just thought this would be an interesting and informative link with regard to dangers. I never thought that people would be joking. But it is a holiday resort - sorry. Administrator please remove my topic.

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    « Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012 »
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  • I will try to answer the original question with out being too morbid at Christmas.

    This is our winter season and we do get occasional storms or high swell.  The sea must be respeced at all times.  If you  do not understand the strengh of the sea then stay by your pool. Conditions can change very quickly. 

    I have lived and worked here for 22 years and yes people do drown in the sea every year, not just in Los Gigantes but in other resorts too.

    In the majority of cases people have been swimming off the beaches when the reg flag is flying or getting too near the waves to take pictures and have ended up being washed off the rocks, and a few cases were caused by the victims being under the influence of alcohol!

    The boat accident last week was caused by the boat owners being in too shallow water in a high swell.  They were Belgian and based in Puerto Colon, therefore didn't know the area very well.

    Please use common sence.  If anyone would like information on conditions for boating, swimming, diving or snorkelling please come into Los Gigantes Diving Centre for a chat with us. (Our advise is free)

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  • Thank you for your well answered reply. Am hoping to get my dinghy in the water in the new year, don't laugh to loud when you see it! It is the smallest craft in the marina - by a margin. Sometimes the smallest guy has the biggest car! That's my excuse anyway. I will pop in and say hello, and get the forecast.
    Merry Xmas and happy New Year