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Teacher and 2 students drown at a beach during trip

By Mason White 12:02 PM April 14, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A teacher and 2 students died while a third student was injured after they drowned at a beach in Spain.

The three tourists have drowned at a beach in Marbella.

The three victims were a 30-year-old teacher and two students, who were 18 and 19 years old.

The critically injured person, who is believed to be 18 years old, was taken to a hospital by ambulance in critical condition.

According to the initial investigation, the teenagers got into trouble in the water and their teacher jumped in to try to help them. However, the rescue mission failed and the teacher also drowned.

The teen who was hospitalized, was rescued from the water by a surfer.

According to eyewitnesses the teenagers were hearing impaired and were citizens of Turkey. The group vacationed on the Costa del Sol as part of an Erasmus Plus exchange scheme.

There were about 10 deaf students and two helpers on the trip.

A pedestrian walking along the beach witnessed the incident and called the police. Officers jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue the boys.

Emergency services with a boat, jet ski and divers were at the scene, but unfortunately, they were unable to save the teacher or the 2 students.

Police are investigating the incident, while the Marbella council has declared three days of mourning.