A HEART attack and drowning caused by heart failure were the reasons that led to the death of two British tourists in Yeroskipou on Tuesday afternoon.
State pathologist Angela Papetta said that Christine Sugarhood, 66, drowned as a consequence of a heart attack suffered in her strenuous effort to help her husband who was carried away by a big wave while at sea.
Another British tourist, Bernard Harris, 61, suffered a heart attack while trying to resuscitate Sugarhood after bringing her to shore unconscious.
Her husband made it to shore but she had lost consciousness. Harris, who was at the beach at the time of the incident had rushed into the sea to help Sugarhood.
Reports said there were no lifeguards in the area because their contracts expired at the end of October.