Updated | Elderly man dies after losing consciousness at sea

The victim had been swimming in St Paul's Bay

The elderly man was spotted by other swimmers unconscious at sea close to Ta' Fra Ben
The elderly man was spotted by other swimmers unconscious at sea close to Ta' Fra Ben

An elderly man, who lost consciousness while swimming out at sea in St Paul’s Bay and was hospitalised for treatment, has unfortunately passed away.

The 60-year-old man from Bosnia-Herzegovina, who lived in St Paul’s Bay, was yesterday pulled ashore by two swimmers, who spotted him off the coast at Ta’ Fra Ben.

The police said that the man was given first aid by bathers until an ambulance arrived on site to take him to Mater Dei Hospital. 

In a statement on Friday afternoon, the police said the man had died.

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