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Dad-of-two swept to sea and killed in Majorca after ‘mini tsunami’ hit island

Dad-of-two swept to sea and killed in Majorca after ‘mini tsunami’ hit island

A dad-of-two died after being swept to sea in Majorca hours after a ‘meteotsunami’ struck the vacation island’s seashores. The unnamed vacationer, 52, was killed yesterday after being dragged to sea in entrance of his spouse and youngsters. German media say the person was strolling on Portopetro, Majorca, when he was swept to sea together with his son and daughter. BILD declare the mum was in a position to pull her daughter to security, whereas close by canoeists rescued the son earlier than dragging the lifeless dad onto the boat. Police on the island are reported to be investigating the loss of life however there’s not considered any suspicious circumstances. (Picture: Fb) Learn Extra A 5ft-high wave smashed into Ciutadella on the west coast of close by Menorca early yesterday morning and close by seashores have been flooded. The freak climate phenomenon additionally affected vacation resorts, with seawater flooding bars and terraces by the coast in Andratx and overlaying beach-side roads. Dramatic footage reveals water surging throughout roads in Alcudia within the north of Majorca, flooding beneath picnic benches and racing in the direction of vehicles. (Picture: Fb) Learn Extra High Tales from Mirror On-line At one level the meteotsunami hit places 31 miles from Love Island filming location Sant Llorence, which is positioned within the hills on east coast of Majorca, close to Cala Millor. Yacht house owners have been filmed desperately attempting to cease their boats being washed away. The robust present broke the ropes of a historic crusing boat utilized by the Majorca Island Council – which needed to be rescued by sailors and introduced again to port because it drifted out to sea. One stunning clip reveals determined boat house owners battling to maintain their yachts from being washed away because the wave kilos a jetty in Port Andratx, Majorca. (Picture: Fb) Learn Extra The meteotsunami – referred to as a rissaga in Catalan Spanish – occurred when the seashores have been largely empty earlier than holidaymakers began to reach for his or her each day dose of solar. Martí Fuster, proprietor of the Eolo, a fishing boat of the Port d’Alcudia, stated “he had by no means seen a ‘rissaga’ like that within the bay of Alcúdia.” The water has abruptly dropped one meter and has returned flooding the seafront.”

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