A Russian tourist, Denis Vladimovich Zeziulin, 31 died on Wednesday afternoon while swimming in Ayia Napa.
Police said that around 6.00 pm Zezeiulin was spotted unconscious in shallow waters by a friend in the Katsarka area of Ayia Napa.
An ambulance took the man to hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.
A cause of death will be determined by a post-mortem to be held today.
Police said that the area where the tourist was found was rocky and the sea was rough.