A British holidaymaker has died on the Spanish island of Menorca after falling out of the sea and banging his head on a rock.
The freak tragedy was reportedly witnessed by the 79-year-old man’s wife and son.
A nurse and a seaman who happened to be nearby came to his aid, and the paramedics continued trying to resuscitate him when they reached the scene of the accident but were unable to rescue him.
He was pronounced dead at the crime scene, on a beach in the popular coastal town of Es Grau, just a short drive north of the island’s capital, Mahon.
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The massive head injuries the man sustained in his fall have been blamed for his death on Monday morning, although the results of an autopsy have not yet been released.
According to local reports, the Briton appeared to have passed out after emerging from the sea for some unknown reason and hit his head on a rock as he fell.
He was not named but described as a 79-year-old man who regularly spent his summers in the area with his family.
Es Grau Beach is one of the most popular family beaches in Menorca.
The accident occurred in a part of Es Grau called Cala Tap.
The police could not be reached for comment.