Lincoln doctor named as Tenerife drowning victim

A woman from Lincoln has been named as one of the two who drowned off the coast of Tenerife after trying to save their children from being swept out to sea.

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Funeral of doctor drowned in Tenerife takes place in Lincoln

The funeral of a family doctor from Lincoln who drowned on holiday in Tenerife has taken place today.

Doctor Barathi Ravikumar, who was a partner at South Park and The Heath Surgeries, in Bracebridge Heath, died after getting into difficulties at the Playa Paraiso resort as she went to rescue children who'd been swept into the sea.

Her relative Uma Ramalingam, a consultant obstetrician, also drowned.


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Women in Tenerife dragged into sea by a wave'

The two women who drowned in Tenerife rescuing children appeared to have been "dragged into the sea by a wave," a Guardia Civil spokeswoman has said.

The two women were swept away by a wave. Credit: ITV News

"We can confirm that both were British and both were relatives, although we are not certain how they were related at the moment," the spokesperson added.

"She will be greatly missed by us and all our sincere thoughts and condolences are with her family and friends at this very sad time".

Officials from Lincolnshire West CCG and NHS England said they were "saddened" by the news and will work very closely with patients and staff at the practice and offer them any support that they need.

Lincoln woman drowns rescuing children in Tenerife

The resort of Playa de la Arena, not far from where the women got into difficulty Credit: PA

A woman from Lincoln has drowned in Tenerife after trying to rescue two children who had been swept away by a wave.

Thirty-nine year old Barathi Ruvikumar, was on holiday with Uma Ramalingam, a 42-year-old hospital consultant from Altrincham.

Uma Ramalingam, a 42 hospital consultant, died after while on holiday with Barathi Ruvikumar, 39, from Lincoln.

The women were pronounced dead on Sunday evening, after getting into difficulties during their rescue attempt off the coast of Playa Paraiso, to the southwest of the island.

A third woman, aged 38, who has not been named, survived along with the two children, aged 10 and 14, after being pulled out of the water by rescuers.


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