Swimmer found dead in Marbella

Emergency services rush to the rescue

Emergency services rush to the rescue Photo: Marbella Se Queja

A body, believed to be that of a 73-year old foreign man who died of a heart attack while swimming was recovered from a beach in Nueva Andalucia near Puerto Banus on the afternoon of Tuesday May 28.

The body apparently washed up on the beach in front of a popular Marbella beach club and was discovered at around 4pm. Once the alarm was raised personnel from the club were asked for help, several of whom were trained in CPR and resuscitation.

They rushed to the scene with a defibrillator and were able to keep the injured man’s pulse going while waiting for the emergency services. Once local police officers and medical personnel arrived at the scene the man was sadly pronounced dead.

112 Emergencias Andalucia confirmed that the age of the deceased was 73 and that he was of “foreign origin”. Photographs and a video of the attempts to revive the man appeared on social media later that day.

According to sources, the man had been at a local restaurant for lunch and had gone swimming shortly afterwards. Some experts say that it is best to wait at least 30 minutes after eating before swimming as it can be dangerous although there is disagreement about this among the medical profession.

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Kevin Fraser Park

Kevin was born in Scotland and worked in marketing, running his own businesses in UK, Italy and, for the last 8 years, here in Spain. He moved to the Costa del Sol in 2016 working initially in real estate. He has a passion for literature and particularly the English language which is how he got into writing.