Updated | Elderly man drowns at Armier

The British man was taken to Mater Dei for treatment but was certified dead soon after

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

A 76-year-old British man has drowned while swimming in Armier Bay in Mellieha, the police have said.

In a statement the police said it had been alerted to an accident at Armier Bay at roughly 11:45am.

It said that from preliminary investigations, it appeared that the man in question had encountered difficulty while swimming.

A medical team was dispatched from Mater Dei Hospital that took the man to hospital for treatment. He was certified dead shortly after arriving at Mater Dei.

Police investigations and a magisterial inquiry is underway.

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