Tuesday, August 19, 2014

España: French tourist, 73, Killed When Boulder Falls On Her While Sunbathing

COMMENT: One can only hope that a coroner's inquest will be ordered to determine how and why such an obvious public safety hazard could go unnoticed without being observed  by beach maintenance staff.

Emergency services rushed to the scene of the accident after receiving a call from a witness, but nothing could be done to revive the Frenchwoman, according to the Spanish news agency, Europa Press. 
Cadaqués fire brigade has not yet determined the reason why the rock fell off the cliff next to where the woman was sunbathing, although there are some suggestions recent heavy rainfall may have had an influence.
Local police cordoned off the cove while emergency services removed the woman's body.