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16 October, 2019
 
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Ukrainian tourist dies in Ayia Napa waters

Beachgoers bring to shore floating body of senior citizen from Ukraine

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A 65-year-old man from Ukraine died Monday morning at Paradise beach in Ayia Napa, following an incident when he lost consciousness while trying to get out of the water.

According to local reports, a beachgoer first spotted Vasyl Voychuk unconscious in the water at Pantachou Beach around 10am on Monday. Then concerned citizens rushed to his aid and transported him to shore.

It was widely reported that Voychuk was attempting to come out of the water when he lost consciousness.

Concerned citizens rushed to his aid and transported him to shore

Police sources said the man did not appear to have any external injuries, while a forensic pathologist will conduct a post mortem later in the day to determine the exact cause of death.

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

Famagusta police are investigating the incident.

A day earlier, on Sunday morning, the body of another tourist was spotted in the sea around 7am, when a caller notified authorities that a woman was floating unconscious in the water in the Nissi Beach area.

It later emerged that the victim was 48-year-old Marina Suzdaltseva, who had been reported missing by her husband later that day.

Suzdaltseva was on vacation in Cyprus with her husband and their children.

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