A British tourist died after losing consciousness while swimming in Paphos, police said on Friday.

The 63-year-old man lost consciousness while swimming at the Blue Lagoon beach in Paphos, assistant Paphos police chief Michalis Ioannou told the Cyprus News Agency.

The tourist was spotted and transferred to the shore where he was given first aid but was unresponsive.

Then, he was transferred to the emergency and accident department of the district’s general hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said the exact cause of his death will be determined by the post mortem in the coming days.