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Seaside deaths continue to rise

The number of seaside deaths continued to climb this weekend after two tourists died in Protaras and Larnaca.

In the first incident, a 70-year-old tourist from Lebanon was spotted floating in the sea 10m off the beach at Green Bay in Protaras at around 7pm on Saturday. Two other tourists alerted a lifeguard and the man was taken to shore.

The lifeguard tried to revive him before the tourist was rushed by ambulance to Famagusta General Hospital in Paralimni where doctors declared him dead-on-arrival.

The man, who had no external injuries, had arrived in Cyprus with his wife on June 15. The couple were set to return to Lebanon on Tuesday.

Also on Saturday, a 62-year-old tourist from Austria was found dead on his sun bed. The man and his wife had been visiting the beach in front of the Larnaca hotel they were staying.

Last weekend, three people – all said to be pensioners – died whilst in the sea or visiting the seaside in Larnaca and Protaras.

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