British man, 64, “dies after being pulled unconscious from the sea off Zante”
- The British man was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
A Briton died after being pulled unconscious from the sea on the Greek island of Zante.
The 64-year-old man had been swimming in the Kalamaki area on Tuesday afternoon before being discovered and pulled from the waves around 3:30 p.m. local time, Imerazante reported.
He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
The famous Greek party island has seen a series of tragic deaths this year, with similar cases of Britons being swept unconscious from the sea.
Last month, a Briton was also rescued from the waves in Zakynthos before being pronounced dead.
The 64-year-old man was swimming off the coast of Zante on Tuesday afternoon before being pulled unconscious from the waves (file image)
The 57-year-old man was swimming at the beach in the town of Laganas before being rushed to the island’s local hospital.
A lifeguard provided him with emergency first aid after he was pulled from the sea, local media reported at the time.
In June, tourists found another 64-year-old man on Alykanas beach in Zakynthos and dragged him to the beach.
The incident took place around 9am local time, when ambulance and coast guard workers rushed to the scene.
The man was taken to Zakynthos General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
There were reportedly no lifeguards present on the beach at the time of the incident.
The famous Greek island of Zante has seen a series of tragic deaths this year, with similar cases of Britons being swept unconscious from the sea (file image)
Earlier this year, another Briton, aged 20, died after falling into a pool at a well-known club on the famous party island.
The 20-year-old was at the Karma Beach Club in Laganas, Zante, in June when he lost consciousness in the pool, ERT Zakynthos reported at the time.
One of the bar employees reportedly saw the man face down in the pool and alerted a lifeguard.
The lifeguard pulled the man, who was described in local news as British or Irish, from the water and performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital in a private ambulance.