British tourist, 62, drowns during a trip to the beaches of Mallorca with his partner
- Rescuers spent almost an hour trying to revive him at the Puerto Pollensa complex.
- The alarm was raised on the beach around 3:30 p.m. local time on Thursday.
A British tourist has drowned in front of his partner during a trip to the beaches of Mallorca.
Lifeguards pulled the 62-year-old man from the water and emergency services spent nearly an hour trying to revive him on the sand at the popular Puerto Pollensa resort.
His attempts to save him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The alarm was raised around 3:30 p.m. local time on Thursday.
Well-placed sources said his partner alerted lifeguards.
The tragedy occurred on a beach in the popular holiday resort of Puerto Pollensa in the northeast of Mallorca (file photo)
One said: ‘She saw him floating in the water after he went swimming. Lifeguards pulled him out of the water and attempted to revive him before emergency services took over when they arrived.
The dead man has not been named.
A routine investigation into the tragedy has been launched, coordinated by a local investigating judge.
In April, a British man drowned in front of his teenage son in Tenerife.
The unnamed 58-year-old was pulled from the sea by two people who reportedly included a nurse who performed CPR on him after he went into cardiac arrest while waiting for emergency services to arrive.
Emergency services continued to try to revive him after arriving on the scene, near the Punta de Teno lighthouse in the far northwest of Tenerife, but were unable to do anything to save him.
In May, a British boy drowned in a pool at a villa in La Nuria, near Benidorm.
Sources said the 19-month-old boy’s mother was on the property with three of the boy’s siblings at the time.
Puerto Pollensa, known as Port de Pollenca in local Mallorcan, is one of the island’s favorite destinations for British tourists and many have second homes in the area.
It is known as a family resort. Visitors over the years have included former Prime Minister David Cameron and his family and former professional track and road racing cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins.
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