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Tragedy strikes in Protaras: Diver found dead in golden coast area

Austrian resident died in Protaras' golden coast

Around 13:20 on Thursday (01/06), the message control center of the Famagusta Police Directorate received information about a deceased diver in the Golden Coast marine area in Protaras.

Specifically, under circumstances currently under investigation by the police, Axel Schoeller, a 60-year-old Austrian resident of Paralimni, was found unconscious floating on the surface of the sea while diving with a friend at a distance of 1.4 nautical miles from the Golden Coast marine area.

Members of the Coast Guard immediately went to the scene, where they assisted in retrieving the 60-year-old to the shore. An ambulance was also called to the location, which transported the 60-year-old to Famagusta General Hospital, where his death was confirmed by the attending physician.

According to preliminary information, the 60-year-old went to the specified location for a search and rescue operation and is believed to have dived to a depth of 100 meters. There are no suspicions of criminal activity, and the body of the 60-year-old was examined, with no external injuries detected.

The official autopsy on the body of the 60-year-old is expected to be determined later in the day.

[With information sourced from 24 News]

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