British golfer drowns on Spanish golf course

Golfer slipped into lake retrieving ball

A 73 year old British man is believed to have drowned while trying to retrieve a golf ball.

Thomas Ross slipped into the water on Sunday morning while playing the fifth hole at the Dunas de Doñana course in Almonte, southern Spain.

He was pulled from the water alive, but emergency services were unable to save him, according to local reports.

Mr Ross, believed to have been from Scotland, was staying at the four-star Carabela Beach and Golf Hotel as part of a group of six tourists.

Local authorities took Mr Ross’s body to Huelva for a post-mortem examination.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: ‘We are aware of the death of a British national in the Huelva area of Andalucia and have offered consular assistance to the family.’

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