Cyprus Mail

Post mortem rules teen died from drowning

The British Cypriot 18-year-old who was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool at an Ayia Napa apartment complex early on Monday, died from drowning, a post mortem ruled on Tuesday.

Famagusta police spokesman Giorgos Economou said the post mortem was carried out by state pathologist Eleni Antoniou. The family had brought in former state pathologist Marios Matsakis, he said.

Savvakis Alexandrou was found dead at the bottom of the pool at around 7am on Monday. Efforts to revive him failed, and he was pronounced dead on arrival at Famagusta hospital.

Alexandrou was staying at the apartment on holiday since August 8. He was due to leave Cyprus on August 23.

Later on Monday police arrested two men in connection with the death. The men, a father and son aged 63 and 33, were the owners of the holiday and were arrested for operating the establishment without a permit from the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO). They were also operating the swimming pool without a permit from the municipality.

Economou said on Tuesday the pair were still being questioned by police and the case file was being sent to the attorney-general’s office. They could face charges of causing death through negligence.



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