A man of around 60 years believed to be a foreign national located on Saturday morning floating unconscious off Protaras’ coast was pronounced dead upon his transfer at the Famagusta general hospital.
According to the police, the man was spotted floating unconscious in the Protaras sea at around 9am. He was brought to the shore and was transferred to the Famagusta general hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The man was reportedly seen walking in the sea, in shallow waters not exceeding a metre-high, and then collapsing. It is believed that his death was due to a heart attack, but a post mortem is expected to shed light on the cause of death.
Police are looking to identify the man, as so far, no family member or friend of his tried to find him.