Man dies after trying to reach Spanish mainland from Ceuta on a jet ski

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man who was rescued from a broken down jet ski 19 miles off the coast of Málaga on Sunday afternoon was discharged from hospital on Monday, where he had been treated for sunstroke and jellyfish stings.

He had set off for the Spanish mainland from Ceuta with a friend whose jet ski had broken down, and the two had continued the journey on the other craft until it, too, had broken down. They were two days adrift at sea until they were found by an Italian ship, by which time the friend had died.

El Mundo reports that the 27 year old is thought to have died of hypothermia.

It’s understood that the two men are of Moroccan origin but have Spanish nationality.