Brit resident, 78, drowns in front of his wife while swimming on holiday | The Sun

A MAN has drowned in front of his wife while swimming on holiday in Majorca.

The 78-year-old was reportedly at a beach on the popular Spanish Balearic island when he got into difficulty.

The alarm was raised just before 4pm on Tuesday after he was spotted floating in the water.

Lifeguards desperately tried to revive him before paramedics took over when they reached the scene.

But despite multiple efforts from medics, he was tragically pronounced dead.

Local reports described him as a Turkish tourist who is a UK resident.

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A routine investigation is now underway into the incident at Can Pere Antoni beach, which is a mile east of the island's capital Palma.

The beach where it happened was packed at the time and police reportedly used sun loungers to cover his body so it wasn’t so visible to locals.

It comes as another British person died after plunging from the sixth-floor of a four-star hotel on the island on Sunday.

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The 35-year-old woman is believed to have been staying with her partner at the Hotel Palma Bellver, a five minute drive from where the man drowned on Tuesday.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

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