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Police investigate death of UK Cypriot in Larnaca seaside area

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Police in Larnaca are investigating a case of unnatural death, after the discovery of a 76-year-old man who was floating unconscious in the sea off Oroklini.

From the evidence found on the beach and with the help of relatives, the deceased was identified as Lukas Georgiou, a 76 year-old permanent resident of the United Kingdom who was in Cyprus on holiday.

Police spokesman Christos Andreou told Cyprus News Agency (CNA), “around 3pm on Thursday 30 June, lifeguards in the Golden Fish (Chryso Psaro) area in Oroklini, found a man floating unconscious in the sea, about 50 metres from the shore and at a depth of 1.60 metres”.

He added that “the lifeguards rushed and pulled the man ashore where they provided him with first aid until the arrival of the ambulance which transported him to the Larnaca general hospital’s emergency room. At around four o’clock in the afternoon the doctor on duty confirmed the man’s death.”

According to Andreou, “members of the police rushed to the area and began searches where at some point his personal property was found, while his relatives were also looking for the man.

Andreou also noted that “the exact cause of death of the 76-year-old will be determined by an autopsy, while police are investigating a case of unnatural death.

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