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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 - 10:57
Mini-Tsunami hit coast of Spanish islands, one dead
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A German dad-of-two has died after being swept to sea in Majorca - just hours after a 'meteotsunami' laid waste to the holiday island's beaches.
 
The unnamed tourist, 52, died yesterday after being dragged to sea in front of his wife and children.
 
It is believed the man was walking on Portopetro, Majorca when he was swept to sea with his son and daughter.
 
The mum was able to pull her daughter to safety, while nearby canoeists rescued the son before dragging the lifeless dad onto the boat.
 
Cops are thought to be investigating the man's death.
 
Nearby beaches were also flooded by a tsunami-like wave known as a "meteotsunami", called a rissaga in Catalan Spanish.
 
The freak weather phenomenon devastated several holiday resorts, with seawater flooding bars and terraces by the coast in the island's Port Andratx.
 
Yesterday morning a massive wave - measuring nearly five feet - smashed into Menorca's port city of Ciutadella.
 
Yacht owners were filmed desperately trying to stop their boats being washed away.
 
The strong current broke the ropes of a historic sailing boat used by the Majorca Island Council - which had to be rescued by sailors and brought back to port as it drifted out to sea.






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