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French tourist dies in apparent diving accident

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A 27-year-old French tourist died on Wednesday after hitting his head on the rocks at Nissi beach in Ayia Napa.

Police said the incident happened just before 7pm. The man hit his head on the rocks while diving from the islet off Nissi beach.

The 27-year-old was brought to shore where lifeguards administered first aid. He was then rushed to Famagusta general hospital where he succumbed to his injuries around 10 minutes after 7pm.

The exact cause of death will be determined by a postmortem scheduled for Thursday.

Ayia Napa police are investigating the incident.

 

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