British tourist dies in Portugal's Algarve after being pulled from swimming pool

By On July 07, 2018

British tourist dies in Portugal's Algarve after being pulled from swimming pool

A British holidaymaker has died after he was rescued from a swimming pool by a fellow tourist in the Algarve.

The 57-year-old was pulled out of the water by a Portuguese holidaymaker at an apart-hotel in Alvor, a seaside resort and fishing village near Portimao.

The man, whose name hasn't been released, died at the scene before paramedics could reach him.

He was on holiday with his wife who is thought to have witnessed the pool tragedy which happened on Friday afternoon.

The alarm was sounded just after 4.30pm at Vila Marichique, a quiet private complex a short drive from the centre of Alvor and the sea.

The tragedy took place at Vila Marichique, a quiet private complex

Its website says the complex has 4.8 acres of gardens with a “large lake size swimming pool for adults” as well as a children’s splash pool and children’s 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: “He was pulled out of the pool by a Portuguese tourist and started vomiting when he was already out of the water.”

The area is popular with Brits

Apartments at Vila Marichique are popular with British and Irish tourists.

One recent visitor wrote on Booking.com: “Very friendly people. Cafe-bar on site very good and reasonably priced.

“Wonderful and very large swimming pool and a kids’ separate pool for little ones. Spacious, calm and peaceful atmosphere.”

Source: Google News Portugal | Netizen 24 Portugal

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