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Local swimmer dies at a Limassol beach

Lifeguards fail to revive 61-year-old man who was found unconscious in the water


A local man died on Sunday morning at a blue flag Limassol beach, after lifeguards spotted him unconscious in the water but failed to revive him.

According to local reports, a 61-year-old male was spotted floating unconscious in the water at Akti Olympion Beach around 10am and was immediately brought to shore for first aid.

Lifeguards, who said the man was some 80 metres east of their post, began cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques starting with a defibrillator but the man did not respond.

Medics who also arrived at the scene with an ambulance failed to revive the man and kept trying to resuscitate him during the trip to the Limassol General Hospital, where doctors on duty pronounced him dead on arrival. 

Cyprus  |  beach  |  drowning  |  sea  |  lifeguard  |  ambulance  |  Limassol  |  Akti Olympion

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