A BRITISH tourist has died while swimming off a popular resort in Spain after waving frantically for help.

The 51-year-old had to be helped from the water by Carvajal beach in Fuengirola after onlookers called police and alerted paramedics.

Efforts to save the man through CPR failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene.  

A witness said: “He was chest-high in the water and appeared to lose consciousness after waving his arms and asking for help.”

Carvajal beach is popular with families and is known as a clean beach with calm water.

An emergency services spokesman said: “A foreign man has been brought out of the water and attempts were being made to revive him.

“Police and medical responders were mobilised and made efforts to save his life but he was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The man has not been named.

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