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Posted by portugalpress on July 09, 2018

A 57-year-old British tourist died after being pulled out of a swimming pool at an apart-hotel in Alvor on Friday (July 6).

The British holidaymaker, who was taken out of the water by a Portuguese tourist, is said to have started vomiting but, by the time emergency services arrived, he had suffered cardiac arrest and attempts to save his life proved futile.

British tabloid The Sun says the man was on holiday with his wife who is thought to have witnessed the horrific scene at Vila Marachique, a tourist complex just a stone’s throw away from Alvor and its beaches.

Police sources cited by the tabloid said they believed the man may have had a heavy meal or drinks before going for a swim, although an autopsy is due to take place in Portimão.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com

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