A 35-year-old British man, thought to be taking photos underwater, has died after being pulled from the sea in Ibiza.
A 35-year-old British man, thought to be taking photos underwater, has died after being pulled from the sea in Ibiza. The man was swimming with a friend in Punta Galera, a cove close to the popular party resort of San Antonio when he got into difficulties.
His friend called for help at approximately 6.15 pm on Wednesday evening and paramedics and police went to the bay, however, he could not be saved despite desperate attempts to revive him at the water’s edge. He was sadly pronounced dead a short while later.
Travel reviews describe Punta Galera, a popular nudist area, as an old stone quarry next to the sea. One adds: “It is little visited, among other things because there is neither a bar nor sand.
“However, it is easy to jump into the water as the depth is more than two metres, apart from a few places where you can get out over shallower submerged rocks.”
The beautiful spot is reached by taking the road from San Antonio to Santa Agnes and turning off towards the sea before the bay of Cala Salada. A spokesman for the Guardia Civil said: “The alarm was raised around 6.15 pm. We got a call from a regional emergency response coordination centre. All we can say at the moment is that the dead man was 35 and British. An investigation is underway.”
A post-mortem will be carried out later today and the results will be sent to a court to be further investigated. A regional government-controlled emergency response centre spokesman said: “We received a call to say a man had been pulled unconscious out of the water around 6.15 pm on Wednesday. “He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterwards despite attempts to revive him and save his life.”