Elderly man dies after finding himself in difficulty at Marsalforn bay

An elderly man died in hospital today after falling unconscious while he was swimming in Marsalforn, Gozo

The elderly man died in hospital after being found unconscious while swimming
The elderly man died in hospital after being found unconscious while swimming

An elderly man died in hospital today after falling unconscious while he was swimming in Marsalforn, Gozo.

According to a police statement, beach-goers noticed the 89-year-old St Paul’s Bay resident was floating on the water, unconscious, and administered first aid.

Police were informed of the incident at 11:45am.

The man was conveyed to Gozo General Hospital by ambulance, where he later passed away.

A magisterial inquiry has been appointed into the case whilst police investigations are still underway.

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