British holidaymaker dies after being rescued from a swimming pool in Portugal
By Gerard Couzens7th July 2018, 7:26 pmUpdated: 7th July 2018, 7:28 pm
A BRITISH holidaymaker has died after being rescued from an Algarve swimming pool.
The 57-year-old was pulled out of the water by a Portuguese tourist at an apart-hotel in Alvor near Portimao.
But he died at the scene before paramedics could reach him.
The unnamed 57-year-old was on holiday with his wife, who is thought to have witnessed the tragedy.
The alarm was sounded just after 4.30pm yesterday at Vila Marichique, a quiet private complex a short drive from the centre of Alvor and the sea.
Its website says the complex has 4.8 acres of gardens with a âlarge lake size swimming pool for adultsâ as well as a childrenâs splash pool and childrenâs playground."
Police sources said they believed the Brit tourist may have had a heavy meal or drinks before going for a swim, although an autopsy will now take place in nearby Portimao.
A well-placed source said: âHe was pulled out of the pool by a Portuguese tourist and started vomiting when he was already out of the water.â
Apartments at Vila Marichique are popular with British and Irish tourists.
One recent visitor wrote on booking.com: âVery friendly people.
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"Cafe-bar on site very good and reasonably priced.
âWonderful and very large swimming pool and a kidsâ separate pool for little ones.
"Spacious, calm and peaceful atmosphere.âMore than a hundred tourists have been rescued after two boats capsized in rough seas off the coast of Phuket, Thailand
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