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| 7 May 2021, Friday | النسخة العربية

British man, 35, drowns while taking photos underwater in Ibiza

A 35-year-old British man has died after being pulled unconscious from the ocean in Ibiza, the Mail reported on Thursday.

The man is thought to have been practicing underwater photography with a friend in Punta Galera, a cove near the popular resort of San Antonio, on Wednesday evening when he got into difficulty.

His friend raised the alarm around 6.15 p.m. before paramedics and police pulled the man from the water, but were unable to save his life.

It was not immediately clear if the victim lives in Ibiza, and an official statement is yet to be issued by the police.

The cove where he was found has rock platforms popular for cliff jumping and sunset viewing as well as snorkelling.

Travel reviews describe Punta Galera as an old stone quarry next to the sea which is away from tourist crowds but popular with nudists.

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 quiet spot is reached by taking the road from San Antonio to Santa Agnes and turning off towards the sea before the beautiful bay called Cala Salada.

More to follow.