TRAGIC: The pensioner drowned at a pool in Torrox-Costa

A PENSIONER holidaying on the Costa del Sol has drowned in front of his wife.

The 75-year-old German was bathing in a swimming pool in Torrox-Costa at the Torcasol urbanisation.

He got in the pool yesterday at around 1:40pm, but was seen struggling by a fellow swimmer.

ATTEMPT: Local police used a defibrillator on the man, but cold not save him

A lifeguard jumped in to save the man and performed resuscitation attempts, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Local police also used a portable semi-automatic defibrillator, but were unsuccessful in reviving the tourist.

A cause of death has not yet been established, but police sources believe the man suffered a heart attack.

The man’s wife was apparently very upset by what happened.

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