Snorkeler dead after crash with surfer
Madrid — Authorities say a Russian woman died after a windsurfer’s board slashed her throat while she was snorkeling off Spain’s Canary Islands. A local official in Gran Canaria said Wednesday that the woman had been snorkeling Monday about 25 metres (80 feet) offshore without an obligatory locating buoy. Nieves Garcia, a town councillor for Santa Lucia de Tirajana, said the Swedish windsurfer’s board smashed into her when she lifted her head. The woman, a 32-year-old local resident identified only as Emilia L., died while being treated on a nearby beach. Garcia said the Swedish surfer, a tourist, was taken to a local hospital after an anxiety attack.