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Fugitive surrenders, says he's sick of living on the beach

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019, 3:48 pm - Guess the sun's not for everyone.

A man claiming to have fled an Austrian prison more than 10 years ago has turned himself into police.

He told authorities he was sick of living on the beach, the Associated Press reports.

The 64-year-old man had been living on Tenerife, a popular tourist destination in the Canary Islands.

He told officers he wanted to go back to jail because "Tenerife is not as nice as it used to be and he had lived there long enough."

Police verified the man was a fugitive and took him to a Salzberg jail.

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TOURISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Tenerife is gaining popularity for its beautiful beaches and warm temperatures.

Local government is working to protect the area from falling victim to ‘over-tourism’, which can have devastating implications for the environment.

Authorities are exploring the possibility of introducing a "tourist tax" aimed at preserving local ecosystems and limiting the number of holiday rentals in the area.

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