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The British man, 53, dies after being wiped out on the Spanish beach

The British man, 53, dies after being swept away by strong currents while swimming in the sea with his cousin on the Spanish beach

  • The man ran into trouble at El Palmar, a beach near Cadiz in southern Spain
  • A surfer helped his niece to safety, but a doctor could not save the older man
  • The British 53-year-old, not yet mentioned, would be an experienced swimmer

A British man died after being swept away by currents while swimming with his cousin from a Spanish beach.

The 53-year-old, reportedly an experienced swimmer, ran into trouble at El Palmar, a beach between Tarifa and Cadiz in southern Spain.

A surfer managed to bring his niece to safety before returning to the man and landing him on his surfboard.

A doctor who happened to be on the beach tried to bring him back to life by performing CPR, but he could not save him and was declared dead on the spot.

A British man died after being swept away by currents while swimming with his cousin from the Spanish beach of El Palmar, near Cadiz, (stock photo)

A British man died after being swept away by currents while swimming with his cousin from the Spanish beach of El Palmar, near Cadiz, (stock photo)

The incident occurred just after noon on Saturday.

It was not immediately clear whether the dead man was on vacation or lived in the area.

Local civil servants from the Guardia Civil are charged with a routine investigation into the drowning.

El Palmar is one of the few remaining pristine beaches along the coast of Cadiz.

It is popular with day trippers from the more busy Costa del Sol and Spanish holiday makers from places such as Madrid.

In addition to sun worshipers, surfers go to the beach any time of the year, including many young people who learn the sport.

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