TRAGIC: The man died after swimming in the sea at La Gaviota beach in Benalmadena

A SWIMMER has drowned in the sea at a Costa del Sol beach.

The 33-year-old man was bathing in the water at La Gaviota in Benalmadena.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, who arrived and alongside local police officers.

Authorities responded to the incident on Monday after a call was made to emergency services at 8:20pm.

The caller reported a person ‘unable to pull themselves out of the water’.

The Olive Press was in touch with the local authorities, but they refused to confirm the man’s nationality or place of residence.

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