Man drowns on Mallorca beach after helping rescue struggling swimmer

Mallorca beach drowning tragedy
REPORTS: According to Spanish press beach-goers spotted the 65-year floating immobile in the sea CREDIT: SAMU061 IllesBalears Twitter @SAMU061IB

A MAN drowned on a Mallorca beach just shortly after helping to rescue a struggling swimmer, according to Spanish press.

Reports say the 65-year-old Moroccan citizen had been one of the people who went to the assistance of a bather who was having difficulties in the sea at Can Pere Antoni on the Palma coast on the afternoon of Thursday August 27.

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Witnesses reportedly said that just an hour or so later beach-goers saw the Moroccan floating in the water and apparently immobile, prompting two men and a lifeguard to dive into the sea to try to help him.

Meanwhile a call was put through to the emergency services for an ambulance.

Tragically it appears the emergency health team were unable to resuscitate him.


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