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Man found dead in sea (updated)

A pensioner was found dead in the sea off Makenzie beach, Larnaca, police said on Tuesday morning.

The 76-year-old former director of Laiki Bank, Andreas Constantinou, was spotted floating unconscious by swimmers in the sea in Makenzie area around 9.10am.

An ambulance was called to the scene, while the man received first aid from the people who found him, police said.

Doctors at the accident and emergency department of the Larnaca general hospital pronounced him dead on arrival. The exact cause of death will be determined in the autopsy after the necessary testing for coronavirus.

The Pancyprian Committee of Professional Beach Lifeguards had called on Interior Minister Nicos Nouris earlier this month to establish a Beach Security Service and relevant legislation to prevent such incidents from happening.

“Put an end to this dangerous situation which causes the loss of human lives,” said their announcement.

They were protesting an earlier death and the limited amount of time lifeguards are on the beach.

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