A young man’s death marked the first day of the opening of organised beaches in Cyprus.
He was spotted unconscious in the water off the Oroklini coast, was brought ashore just before 8 this morning and an ambulance was called.
The 21 year old from Nicosia was rushed to the Larnaca General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
He was named this afternoon as Avraam Kousounidis, from Greece, permanently living in Nicosia.
According to early reports, he was part of a group of four who had partying on the beach on the midnight. Three of them fell asleep and when they woke up this morning, they searched for him. He was spotted unconscious in the water.
Police was called to the scene, while efforts to resuscitate him, failed.
The doctor on duty said that as a preliminary cause, his death was not a result of drowning.