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Belfast man (65) drowns on holiday island of Malta

A 65-year-old tourist from Belfast has drowned on the island of Malta.

He died yesterday afternoon, after he got into serious difficulty in rough seas.

Tourists on Golden Bay in North West Malta called emergency services when they heard the man’s cries for help.

A holidaying nurse administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until a rescue helicopter arrived.

The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) helicopter arrived a few minutes later and transported the man to hospital, but he was declared deceased a short time later.

This is the third death by drowning in Malta this year.

The first incident occurred in March, when a Polish man who was taking photos at Dwejra in Gozo was carried away by waves.

In May, a German woman died after encountering difficulties while diving, off Gozo.

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