It is with great sadness that we are informed of the sudden passing away on 14 March 2020 of Pedro Walch den Tuinder, Knight in the Order of Lifesaving and former ILS Board Member from 1993 to 2000. Pedro Walch was also the President of the Spanish Lifesaving Federation.
Pedro entered the lifesaving movement in 1958. He was board member of the Spanish Federation from 1990 to 1996 and President from 1996 to 2000. He was Board Member of FIS from 1984 to 1993 and Board Member from the ILS from 1993 to 2000. He was a Member of the fusion commission that brought together FIS and WLS to form the ILS in 1993.
Being on holiday in Pontevedra – Galicia in the West of Spain, he fell victim to the COVID-19 virus.
The Lifesaving Family sends its condolences to his wife Lucia and their four children.