Polish tourist drowns as storms lash Canaries

16th February 2011, Comments 0 comments

Maritime rescue services in Spain's Canary Islands Wednesday found the body of a Polish tourist who drowned when he was swept away by storms, police said.

The 33-year-old man was caught by massive waves as he was walking along the beach on the island of Tenerife with his cousin, a police spokesman said.

Maritime rescue services found his body on Wednesday morning not far from the beach.

A storm is lashing the Canaries archipelago, in the Atlantic off the coast of north Africa, causing waves several metres high.

Spain's meteorological agency has issued an alert for the whole region until Thursday night.

© 2011 AFP

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