A 65-year-old British tourist died in the sea off Es Pouet beach in San Antonio on Friday afternoon.

In a report issued by the 061 emergency service, it says that the Es Pouet lifeguards observed that the man was in difficulty from the shore.

They went to his aid and on discovering him to be in cardio respiratory arrest they performed CPR until the arrival of Paramedics.

British Tourist Drowns at Es Pouet Beach in San Antonio
es pouet beach – photo soloibiza

Two ambulance teams attended, a mobile Intensive Care unit and a Life Support unit. Despite all efforts they were unable to revive him.

We are unable to ascertain whether it was a heart attack that caused him to drown, or drowning that brought on a heart attack.

It is the second death on Es Pouet beach this year, and the third death on a beach in Ibiza.

On July 6th a 70 year old Portuguese tourist was rescued in a drowning incident. He was taken to Can Misses where he remained in the Intensive Care Unit in a serious condition, but failed to recover and died last weekend in Can Misses.

The Civil Guard are investigating the circumstances of yesterday’s fatality.