The Municipality of Pajara in southern Fuerteventura is the biggest black spot of the islands in terms of water-related accidents since 2017, and recorded the highest number of fatalities, 13, followed by Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with 12, according to Sebastian Quintana, who promotes the platform, ‘Canarias, 1500 kilometres of coastline’ and has produced a new map of aquatic accidents in the Canary Islands.
This map includes 131 beaches, points of coastline and pools located in 50 of the 88 Canary Islands municipalities, where 222 water accidents were recorded, with a total of 93 deaths last year.
Once again, the Municipality of Pajara in Fuerteventura holds the record for deaths in the archipelago with 13, and the previous year it was 9, followed by Las Palmas.
In addition, the beach with the most drownings recorded was Costa Calma in Fuerteventura with 5 deaths, followed by Las Canteras and El Confital in Gran Canaria with 3 deaths, and Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife with 3 deaths.
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