British tourist, 65, suffers heart attack and dies while kayaking in Ibiza
- A 65-year-old British holiday maker died in a kayaking accident on Ibiza
- Lifeguards pulled the man from the ocean and began CPR on the beach
- Unfortunately, by the time paramedics came to the man’s aid he was dead
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A British holidaymaker has drowned while kayaking off a beach in the Ibizan resort of San Antonio.
Lifeguards alerted the emergency services and went to the 65-year-old’s aid after seeing he was in difficulties.
They gave him CPR after he went into cardiac arrest before paramedics took over following their arrival – but they were unable to save him.
A British holiday maker was drowned while kayaking off Es Pouet beach in Ibiza, pictured
The 65-year-old man was rescued from the sea on Friday shortly after 5.30pm
The tragedy happened around 5.30pm on Friday at Es Pouet beach, which is walking distance from San Antonio but less crowded than its larger neighbouring beach S’Arenal.
It is popular with families and children and named after an old well located on the shore.
Watersports on offer include inflatables, jet skis and kayaking.
Civil Guard officers are leading a routine investigation into the unnamed tourist’s death.
An autopsy is expected to reveal whether he had an underlying health condition which may have contributed to his death.
Last weekend a Portuguese pensioner died in hospital after being evacuated from the same beach following a drowning incident.
The 70-year-old was admitted to an intensive care unit at Ibiza’s Can Misses Hospital but lost her fight for life ten days after being rushed to hospital.
The local police force could not be reached early this morning morning for comment on the latest incident.
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