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British man, 35, drowns ‘whereas taking photos underwater’ in Ibiza 

Pictured: British man, 35, who drowned ‘whereas taking photos underwater’ in Ibiza as household launch fundraiser to get his physique house

  • British man, 35, thought to have been practising underwater pictures with a good friend in Punta Galera, a cove on Ibiza, on Wednesday night
  • Friend referred to as police round 6.15pm after the Briton received into bother in the water 
  • Officers and medics pulled him from the ocean however have been unable to avoid wasting his life

By Natalia Penza In Spain For Mailonline

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A British man has died after being pulled unconscious from the ocean in Ibiza. 

Kevin Smith, 35, is believed to have been practising underwater pictures with a good friend in Punta Galera, a cove close to the favored resort of San Antonio, on Wednesday night when he received into issue.

His good friend raised the alarm round 6.15pm earlier than police and paramedics pulled the person from the water, however have been unable to avoid wasting his life. 

His household have launched a fundraiser to assist carry his physique again to the UK.  

Kevin Smith, 35, (pictured) is believed to have been practising underwater pictures with a good friend in Punta Galera, a cove close to the favored resort of San Antonio, on Wednesday night when he received into issue

A 35-year-old British man was pulled unconscious from the ocean at Punta Galera, a cove in Ibiza, round 6.15pm on Wednesday after practising underwater pictures

The cove the place Mr Smith was discovered has rock platforms fashionable for cliff leaping and sundown viewing in addition to snorkelling. 

The Essex-born expat is believed to have been taking underwater photos when he received into difficulties.

Ibiza-based good friend Nick Barlow described the devoted sportsman, thought to have labored as a personal coach, as an ‘motion man’ in a Facebook tribute after studying of his loss of life. 

Morgan Brazier, who launched a Gofundme enchantment earlier right this moment which surpassed its £20,000 purpose in simply 5 hours, stated: ‘I believe I communicate for us all after I say that we’re heartbroken to of heard the information that our good good friend Kevin sadly lost his life in a tragic snorkelling accident yesterday. 

‘Kevin has had so many psychological and bodily battles while at all times on the search to stay his dream life. 

The Essex-born expat is believed to have been taking underwater photos when he received into difficulties

‘After practically two years of shifting to Ibiza, grinding via every lockdown, he lastly was capable of stay his dream and revel in his mountaineering, snorkelling, chasing the sunsets and discovering new places. 

‘He was so open and pleasant with a really robust ethical compass. He was an inspiration and beloved by so many. 

‘With the journey restrictions which are in place, there are problems together with his household going to get him and bringing him house. 

‘This is why we’ve arrange this go fund me so we may also help his household carry him house as quickly as bodily potential, privately if we’re capable of.’ 

One well-wisher donated a staggering £1,500 and three others made four-figure donations. 

Scott Neilson stated: ‘Love you Kev. You will likely be really missed by so many individuals. Words cannot even describe the emotions in the intervening time. Your by no means be forgotten mate and your get 1 hell of a ship off! Love ya mate.’ 

Ibiza-based good friend Nick Barlow described the devoted sportsman, thought to have labored as a personal coach, as an ‘motion man’ in a Facebook tribute after studying of his loss of life

Tom Stevens added: ‘No phrases to explain the happiest & funniest individuals I knew. Not to say one in all my greatest buddies. I like you mate pondering of you at all times.’ 

Travel opinions describe Punta Galera as an previous stone quarry subsequent to the ocean which is away from vacationer crowds however fashionable with nudists. 

One provides: ‘It is little visited, amongst different issues as a result of there’s neither a bar nor sand. 

‘However, it’s simple to leap into the water because the depth is greater than two metres, aside from a number of locations the place you may get out over shallower submerged rocks.’ 

The quiet spot is reached by taking the street from San Antonio to Santa Agnes and turning off in direction of the ocean earlier than the attractive bay referred to as Cala Salada, 

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