Brit, 20, dies after falling into a pool ‘at a famous club’ at a notorious party resort on a Greek holiday island
- A man lost consciousness at 10pm yesterday in Laganas, on the Greek island of Zakynthos.
A British man has died after falling into a swimming pool at a notorious party resort on a Greek holiday island.
The 20-year-old was at the well-known Karma Beach Club in Laganas on the Greek island of Zante (Zakynthos) when he lost consciousness in the pool at 10 p.m. last night, according to ERT Zakynthos.
One of the bar staff reportedly saw the man face down in the pool and alerted a lifeguard.
The lifeguard pulled the man, who was described in local news as British or Irish, out of the water and gave him CPR, but he was pronounced dead after a private ambulance took him to Zakynthos hospital.
The bar manager told the local Topontiki newspaper that the man did not drown and that all safety measures were followed.
The 20-year-old was at a ‘known club’ in Laganas on the Greek island of Zakynthos when he lost consciousness in the pool at 10pm last night (Laganas file picture)
The devastated club owner told a local television station: “The man entered the pool and moved around the pool.” The waitress saw him and got worried because he had a very white face.
He said they called a nurse and gave the man CPR because they thought he was dead. Since the man showed no response, they also used a defibrillator.
The club owner added: “We tried three times but there was no difference, then he was taken to hospital.” We are all devastated and in shock. I’ve been doing this job for 40 years and this is the first time something like this has happened.’
An autopsy will be carried out in the city of Patras to determine the cause of death of the young Briton.
Zante police are investigating to find out what happened and spoke to the club’s manager and staff.
Earlier this month, a 64-year-old British tourist was found by other tourists on Alykanas beach in Zakynthos.
The incident took place on Friday, June 9, at around 9:15 am local time, with ambulance and coast guard workers rushing to the scene.
The man was taken to Zakynthos General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
No lifeguards were reportedly present on the beach at the time of the incident.
The Zakynthos Port Authority is conducting a preliminary investigation.
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