Elderly fisherman drowns in Cirkewwa

The victim, who had been fishing, fell into the sea and drowned

The man had been fishing in Cirkewwa when he fell into the sea (Photo: Google Maps)
The man had been fishing in Cirkewwa when he fell into the sea (Photo: Google Maps)

An elderly man who had been fishing in Cirkewwa has drowned, the police said.

The 71-year-old Birkirkara resident fell into the sea on Sunday morning and was taken up to shore when people realised he was in trouble.

Despite having been given assistance by an emergency medical team, the man unfortunately did not survive.

The police were informed of the incident at around 9.20am.

Magistrate Caroline Farrugia Frendo has started an inquiry on the case and appointed several experts to assist her.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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