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Autopsy confirms woman’s death in Ayia Napa was due to drowning

An autopsy on Tuesday determined the death of a 59-year-old woman at Ayia Thekla beach in Ayia Napa was the result of her drowning.

According to the police, the woman had been swimming in the sea when she was spotted consciousness in the water at around 2pm on Monday.

In spite of being given first aid by lifeguards at the scene, the woman was not revived.

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She was rushed by ambulance to Famagusta General Hospital in Paralimni where doctors confirmed she had died.

The police have, initially, ruled out foul play.

Coroner Eleni Antoniou carried out the autopsy at 10am on Tuesday.

The police have not released the woman’s name but it is understood she is a citizen of the Czech Republic.

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