Brit drowns on holiday in Majorca hotel pool before lifeguard could save him

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A British tourist is reported to have drowned in a hotel pool in the Majorcan resort of Palmanova.

The 53-year-old is thought to have fainted while he was while swimming in the pool of the Globales Palmanova Hotel on the afternoon of Sunday, July 17.

Lifeguards tried to revive the man, and police and paramedics took over as soon as they arrived at the hotel, but they were sadly unsuccessful.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene , and his body was taken away for a post-mortem.

Civil Guard officers are now carrying out a routine investigation and will prepare a report for a local judge.

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The alarm was sounded just after 4.30pm today. Police could not be reached for official comment.

It is not yet known if the man who died was on his own at the time or was accompanied by family or friends. He has not been named.

Globales Palmanova, which a short walk from the party resort of Magaluf, is a four-star hotel which has pools for both adults and children.

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