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The British man, 33, drowns after having a cramp in his foot while swimming in an Austrian lake

The British man, 33, drowns after having a cramp in his foot while swimming in an Austrian lake

  • The man had been with a 36-year-old woman who also came from the UK
  • He complained about pain on the surface of the lake and then went under water
  • Police said other swimmers were trying to help the man at Schwarzindien beach

A British man drowned in Austria after having a cramp in his foot while swimming in a lake.

Police said the 33-year-old man was in the water on Schwarzindien Beach in Mondsee, less than 20 miles east of Salzburg, when the incident occurred.

Officers confirmed that the man was with a 36-year-old woman, also from the UK, when he complained about the pain and went under water.

The man is said to have drowned in the Schwarzindien beach in Mondsee (pictured above)

The man is said to have drowned in the Schwarzindien beach in Mondsee (pictured above)

The police added: & # 39; When he did not return to the surface of the water, she screamed for help. & # 39;

Other swimmers tried to help, but the man's body was restored around 4:30 PM local time, officers said.

The map above shows the area near Salzburg in which the man drowned while swimming in a lake

The map above shows the area near Salzburg in which the man drowned while swimming in a lake

The map above shows the area near Salzburg in which the man drowned while swimming in a lake

It is not yet known whether the man was on holiday in the region and what relationship with him was the woman with whom he was.

MailOnline has contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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