Somerset holidaymaker drowns in Tenerife hotel pool


A 38-year-old British holidaymaker has drowned in a swimming pool in the Canary Islands.

Andrew Nicol, 38, from Clevedon, North Somerset, died on Monday at the Puerto de Santiago resort in Tenerife.

Mr Nicol, who ran a car transport service, was staying at the Hotel Tamaimo Tropical with his family.

The Foreign Office said it was providing consular assistance to his family. Police are not treating his death as suspicious.

A police spokesman said: "It is possible he suffered a medical emergency."

A post-mortem examination was due to be carried out on Tuesday.

His death comes a day after six-year-old Megan Thrower, from King's Lynn in Norfolk, drowned a hotel pool in the Canary Islands.

She was on holiday with her parents and older brother in Gran Canaria when she was pulled out of the pool at the Gran Canaria Princess Hotel, Playa del Ingles.

She was pronounced dead at the scene on Sunday.

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