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22 October, 2019
 
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Cause of death still unknown for Ukrainian tourist

Authorities waiting on lab tests for 65-year-old man who died at an Ayia Napa beach

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An autopsy has failed to reveal the cause of death of a Ukrainian man, who died Monday morning at an Ayia Napa beach when he reportedly lost consciousness trying to get out of the water.

Vasyl Voychuk, aged 65, was spotted unconscious in the water at Pantachou Beach around 10am on Monday, with fellow beachgoers rushing to his aid to transport him to shore.

The tourist, who had been attempting to come out of the water when he lost consciousness according to reports, was transported by an ambulance to a private clinic where his was pronounced dead on arrival.

Forensic pathologist Nicolas Charalambous conducted the post-mortem exam on Tuesday.

The tourist had reportedly been attempting to come out of the water when he lost consciousness

But according to Charalambous, the forensic medical exam did not show the exact cause of death, and authorities are now awaiting the results of tissue exams and toxicology reports.

Police sources said Monday the man did not appear to have any external injuries.

Voychuk was on a two-week holiday in Cyprus with his wife, and the couple was scheduled to depart June 8.

Famagusta police were investigating the incident.

 

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