Updated | Swimmer dies after finding himself in difficulty at Mellieħa

A 25-year-old Colombian died on Thursday after facing difficulty while swimming at l-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa

(File Photo)
(File Photo)

Updated 7:47am

A 25-year-old Colombian died on Thursday after facing difficulty while swimming at l-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa.

An extensive search was carried out after three men were reported missing at 4:35pm.

Police said that three men had been swimming at the Coral Lagoon when they found themselves in difficulty because of strong waves.

One of the men, a 24-year-old Colombian was saved by the Armed Forces of Malta, while a 29-year-old Mexican grabbed on to the cliff which saved his life.

However, the 25-year-old Colombian was later found dead.

The surviving victims were assisted by members of the Civil Protection Department.

An inquiry has been opened and a police investigation is underway.

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