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Man drowns while scuba diving in Paralimni

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A 60-year-old man drowned on Thursday while scuba diving in Paralimni, the police said.

The deceased was identified as Axel Schoeller, aged 60, an Austrian national and permanent resident of Paralimni.

Police said they got an alert around 1pm about a dead diver in the Golden Coast area.

According to authorities, Schoeller had gone diving with a friend. His body was spotted bobbing in the water. The coast guard arrived on the scene and brought the man ashore.

Schoeller was rushed to Famagusta general hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

Police said the man had gone diving in search of a ship wreckage. A first examination on his body found no evidence of foul play.

A post-mortem was scheduled for later.

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