Irish man drowns in the sea at Alicante ‘following an argument with his accomplice’ 

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Irish man drowns in the sea at Alicante ‘following an argument with his accomplice’

  • Irish man, considered aged round 40, bought in hassle in the sea close to Alicante 
  • He went swimming at Albufereta seashore round 5.30pm after a ‘row’ with accomplice 
  • Fishermen discovered him floating a short while later, and introduced him again to shore 
  • Paramedics have been summoned and carried out CPR, however he was pronounced lifeless 

By Natalia Penza In Spain For Mailonline

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An Irish man has drowned whereas swimming in the ocean off the coast of the Costa Blanca metropolis of Alicante. 

The 40-year-old man is alleged to have gotten into difficulties shortly earlier than 5.30pm Thursday in the waters off Albufereta seashore, north-west of the city centre.

The man is believed to have argued with his accomplice earlier than entering into the water, with unconfirmed native stories suggesting he had been consuming. 

An Irish man, considered aged round 40, drowned in the sea off Albufereta seashore, close to Alicante (pictured), shortly earlier than 5.30pm Thursday

Fishermen noticed him floating in the water and bought him to the shoreline. 

Police and paramedics have been mobilised and carried out CPR on him, however their efforts have been in useless and he was pronounced lifeless at the scene.  

Playa de la Albufereta is a sandy seashore a brief drive north-west of Alicante metropolis centre which is a well-liked spot for locals. 

A courtroom has opened a routine probe and is awaiting a police report and the outcomes of a autopsy which isn’t anticipated to be made public. 

It was not instantly if the lifeless Irishman was an expat or a holidaymaker. 

He has not been named and the nationality of his accomplice has not been revealed. 

No-one at Spain’s National Police HQ in Alicante was obtainable for remark early Friday.

The man is believed to have argued with his accomplice earlier than entering into the water, earlier than he was discovered floating by fishermen and dragged again to shore

A spokesman for a regional government-run emergency coordination centre confirmed: ‘A 40-year-old man has died from drowning on Albufereta seashore. 

‘We acquired a name at 5.30pm yesterday (THURS) saying a man had been pulled unconscious from the sea. 

‘The caller stated witnesses have been training primary CPR on the man and police continued to attempt to revive him once they arrived. 

‘Paramedics have been mobilised and continued to attempt to save him however there was nothing they might do and the man was pronounced lifeless at the scene. 

‘An post-mortem will now happen.’ 

Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs stated in a press release: ‘The Department of Foreign Affairs is conscious of the case and offering consular help. 

‘The Department doesn’t touch upon the particulars of consular circumstances.’ 

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