9 Jul, 2021 @ 12:58
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British man dies after diving headfirst into shallow end of swimming pool on Spain’s Costa Blanca

British man dies after diving headfirst into shallow end of swimming pool on Spain's Costa Blanca

A British man died yesterday(July 8) after diving into the shallow end of a Costa Blanca villa swimming pool.

The 64-year-old had gone to visit a friend at a property on the Montemar urbanisation in Benissa.

He decided to cool himself off with a swim.

Unfortunately he went headfirst into the wrong end of the pool which had a depth of just one metre.

Emergency services were called at around 5.40 pm.

Policia Local officers arrived first on the scene and spent 45 minutes trying to revive him.

A doctor and paramedics could do nothing more, except to pronounce his death.

No further details have been made available.

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Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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