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British man, 35, drowns in cove popular for cliff jumping and snorkelling

A British man has drowned in an apparent tragic accident in Ibiza.

The man, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday after failed attempts to revive him by emergency responders.

Police and paramedics raced to Punta Galera, a cove near the popular resort of San Antonio, at around 6:15pm.

The area has rock platforms popular for cliff jumping and sunset viewing as well as snorkelling.

The Brit is said to have been rescued unconscious from the water before the attempts to save his life.

It was not immediately clear if he lives in Ibiza.

Police have yet to make any official comment on the tragedy.

One local report said the dead man had been snapping underwater photos and was with a friend who raised the alarm.

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Photos published locally showed emergency responders around the Brit as they practiced CPR on him on rocks near the water’s edge.

Police looked on as they tried to save the life of the drown victim, whose face was obscured in the images.

The man appeared to be wearing just a pair of black swim shorts.

The water looked to be very calm, with hardly any waves.

Travel reviews for Ibiza describe Punta Galera as an old stone quarry next to the sea which is a popular nudist area.

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One adds: “It is little visited, among other things because there is neither a bar nor sand.

“However, it is easy to jump into the water as the depth is more than two metres, apart from a few places where you can get out over shallower submerged rocks.”

The quiet spot is reached by taking the road from San Antonio to Santa Agnes and turning off towards the sea, before a bay called Cala Salada.



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