A Dutch couple have drowned in rough seas at La Mata Beach. The 56-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman were unable to swim back to shore due to strong currents. Several people jumped into the water to try to rescue husband and wife, including staff from a beach-front restaurant. There was no professional help at hand as the lifeguard service ended on 15th September. The first medics to arrive at the scene gave CPR but to no avail, both were pronounced dead at the scene.