Malta – Man certified dead after swimming accident in St Peter’s Pool (Updated)

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Update: The man retrieved from the sea near St Peter’s Pool in Delimara, in the limits of Marsaxlokk has been identified as a 69-year-old man from Żejtun.

Earlier – A man has died after swimming incident in St Peter’s Pool, in the limits of Delimara, this afternoon.

The police confirmed that a report was received at 4.15pm that the man had experienced difficulties while swimming in the area.

According to The Times the man was found floating in the water at St Peter’s Pool on Sunday afternoon and pronounced dead at the scene, the police have confirmed.

The man, who has yet to be identified, was spotted by bathers at the popular Marsaxlokk seaside spot at around 4pm.

His limp body was carried to shore, where paramedics sought to revive him using CPR before they certified him as having passed away. They subsequently took the man away by ambulance.

He was given first assistance by other bathers, who carried him to the shore, but he was pronounced dead by paramedics.

TVM,One, and NET report that it’s not excluded that the man’s body was carried to the shore by the current.

Magistrate Joseph Mifsud is leading an inquiry into the case. 

Via The Malta Independent / TVM / One /Times of Malta / Net News

Photo – The Malta Independent

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