Brit tourist drowns in front of horrified partner at Majorca beach as lifeguards desperately tried to save him | The Sun

A BRITISH tourist has drowned in the British holiday hotspot of Majorca in front of his partner.

Lifeguards brought the unnamed 62-year-old man out of the water and emergency responders spent nearly an hour trying to revive him on the sand.

Their attempts to save him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tragedy happened at a beach in the popular holiday resort of Puerto Pollensa in the north-east of Majorca, an area where many Brits have second homes.

The alarm was raised around 3.30pm local time yesterday after well-placed sources said his partner alerted lifeguards.

One said: “She saw him floating in the water after he went for a swim. Lifeguards pulled him out of the water and tried to revive him before emergency responders took over when they arrived.”

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The dead man has not been named.

A routine probe into the tragedy coordinated by a local investigating judge has been launched.

Also on Thursday, another Brit was found dead during a holiday in Greece while his terrified wife frantically called for help.

The 65-year-old died in the village of Horto in Pelion in northern Greece where the couple had gone for a holiday.

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According to local media, the man was found dead in bed by his wife after allegedly dying of natural causes, Proto Thema reports.

In April, a British man drowned in front of his teenage son in Tenerife.

The unnamed 58-year-old was pulled out of the sea by two people said to include a nurse who performed CPR on him after he went into cardiac arrest while they waited for emergency responders to arrive.

The emergency responders continued to try to revive him after reaching the scene, near the Punta de Teno lighthouse at the northwestern tip of Tenerife, but there was nothing they could do to save him.

In May, a British toddler drowned in a a swimming pool at a villa in La Nuria near Benidorm.

Sources said at the time the 19-month-old child’s mum was at the property with three of the youngster’s siblings at the time.

Puerto Pollensa, which in the local Majorcan language is known as Port de Pollenca, is one of the favourite destinations on the island for British holidaymakers.

It is known as a family-friendly resort.

Visitors over the years have included former PM David Cameron and his family and former professional road and track racing cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins.

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