A body which was recovered from the sea off Los Cristianos is thought to be of a 68-year-old Tenerife man who went missing from a beach near Santa Cruz last week.

Jenaro Vázquez had not been seen since 1 August, when he failed to return from his daily walk along the Las Teresitas beach. His family believed that he may have suffered amnesia and had walked off into the hills around the beach. However, the body was spotted by the crew of the Gomera ferry and was later recovered from the water. Strong sea currents may have dragged the body out to sea and then southwards over the past few days.