A BRITISH holidaymaker has died after getting into difficulties swimming off the coast of Lanzarote.
Steve Potter, 43, had left his friends on the beach to go into the sea and was spotted floating face down in the water shortly after.
Reports state the Briton was pulled out of the sea unconscious by other bathers, but emergency personnel on the beach were unable to resuscitate him.
Potter, who is believed to be from the north of England, was at the island’s Famara Beach with friends when the incident happened.
The results of a post-mortem examination have been sent to an investigating judge put in charge of a routine inquiry into the incident, but have not yet been made public.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We can confirm the death of a British national in Lanzarote on April 20.
“We are providing consular assistance to his family at this difficult time.”