Teen Killed Diving from Rock

A 19-year-old lad died after jumping off an overhanging rock just past Burriana in Nerja on Thursday last week.

NRJ La Piedra Tarzan 01The accident happened just before 17.50h, which was when a friend of the victim phoned 112 for help. The victim had dived from this rock, known as the Piedra or Pico El Tarzán, to the water 10 metres below.

Despite a municipal bylaw that prohibits jumping off this rock, there is no notice board to that effect – besides which, local youths take no notice and frequently hold diving competition from it.

The call centre despatched divers from the Guardia Civil’s specialised unit, the Grupo Especial de Actividades Subacuáticas (GEAS), together with Salvamento Marítimo, the Policía Local and an ambulance. However, there was nothing that the paramedics could do for the victim.

The victim had hit the water head first and the impact had stunned him leading to his drowning before his friends could get to him.

The before-mentioned bylaw states that those that infringe it could face fines of between 751 and 1,500 euros.

(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia – Video: not related to the incident)

  1 comment for “Teen Killed Diving from Rock

  1. Warrens Questions
    June 13, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    heart breaking for his family and friends unfortunately it wont stop you just have to try to make it safer I remember all the crosses and tributes along the coastal rd to la Caleta i can imagine the moterbikers of this world will continue to push the limit and pay the ultimate price keep hydrated everyone

    warren

    viva tropical

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