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Brit dies and friend is injured when pair dives 30 meters with a selfie near the coast in Costa Blanca

British man dies and friend is wounded after pair is 30 meters submerged while trying to take selfie at coast in Costa Blanca

  • Three British men are said to be taking selfie above a beach on Wednesday night
  • Two men fell 30 feet on a lifeguard cabin, leaving one dead and the second wounded
  • A third man had to be taken to hospital due to a shock, but was not physically injured

A Brit died and another was injured after a 30-foot fall when they tried to take a selfie on the Costa Blanca of Spain.

The tragedy took place around 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday in an area known as Punta Prima near the city of Torrevieja.

According to the sources of the Guardia Civil, both men were British and that a third man, also British, had to be taken to hospital after a panic attack but was not physically injured.

A British man died and a second was wounded after descending to Punta Cana near Torrevieja in Spain on Wednesday to a lifeguard cabin (in the photo).

A British man died and a second was wounded after descending to Punta Cana near Torrevieja in Spain on Wednesday to a lifeguard cabin (in the photo).

The wounded Briton was taken to the hospital by helicopter (photo), where he was stunned. The police are investigating and intending to interview him once he has recovered

The wounded Briton was taken to the hospital by helicopter (photo), where he was stunned. The police are investigating and intending to interview him once he has recovered

The wounded Briton was taken to the hospital by helicopter (photo), where he was stunned. The police are investigating and intending to interview him once he has recovered

The source said: & # 39; The local British consulate has been notified.

& # 39; One of the men died on site and the other was taken to the hospital by helicopter. He is at the hospital in Alicante, where he is sedated.

& # 39; The third man was physically unharmed but got a panic attack and was transferred to Torrevieja hospital.

& # 39; Around seven o'clock & # 39; The alarm was raised in the evening on Wednesday evening.

& # 39; It looks like the men took a picture. The first reports were that they had fallen from a height of around 40 feet.

& # 39; It is too early at this stage to speculate about what exactly happened and the police investigation into the cause is still in its infancy. & # 39;

A third man, also British, had to be treated for shock but was not physically injured. Police have started an investigation (beach, pictured)

A third man, also British, had to be treated for shock but was not physically injured. Police have started an investigation (beach, pictured)

A third man, also British, had to be treated for shock but was not physically injured. Police have started an investigation (beach, pictured)

Another source added: & # 39; Officers will talk to the man who will be taken to Torrevieja hospital as soon as possible to try to get a better idea of ​​what happened. & # 39;

Punta Prima is the headland that marks the border between the municipalities of Orihuela and Torrevieja.

Punta Prima beach won the prestigious Ecoplaya prize in 2010.

The tragedy occurred less than three days after Luke Freeman, 19, from Reading, Berks, died after immersing in vacation apartments in the resort of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava.

None of the Guardia Civil was immediately immediately available for comment on Thursday morning.

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