British man, 74, dies after while swimming in Costa Blanca
British man, 74, dies after falling unconscious while swimming in the sea on the Costa Blanca
- The swimmer was in the water at La Ampolla Beach, next to Moraira Castle
- The 74-year-old is said to have lost consciousness, before being dragged ashore
- Paramedics reached the scene and performed CPR, but were unable to save him
- The drama on the friendly-family beach unfolded at around 2pm on Friday
A British man has died after falling unconscious while swimming in the sea on Spain’s Costa Blanca coast.
The 74-year-old is said to have lost consciousness while he was in the water at a beach next to Moraira Castle called La Ampolla Beach.
Lifeguards brought him onto the sand and tried to revive him before paramedics reached the scene and continued to practice CPR.
But they were unable to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The drama on the friendly-family beach, Moraira’s main beach just over a 30-minute drive north of Benidorm, happened around 2pm on Friday.
Details of the tragedy have only just emerged. It was not immediately clear this morning if the dead man was on holiday or lives in the area.
A routine investigation is underway. The results of the post-mortem, thought to have been carried out over the weekend, have not been made public.
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