News Local Dutch tourist dies after losing consciousness while swimming

Dutch tourist dies after losing consciousness while swimming

A 64 year old Dutch tourist lost consciousness while swimming in the Sodap area of Kato Paphos on Friday and was pronounced dead at Paphos Hospital.

The incident occurred around 2 pm when the man and his wife were swimming in shallow waters of about one metre.

Under conditions which are being investigated, he lost consciousness after being hit by two waves.

He was brought to shore but did not regain consciousness and was taken by ambulance to Paphos Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

His wife told police that he was not a strong swimmer, the Cyprus News Agency said.

Paphos has been experiencing strong winds and stormy seas, with two swimmers rescued earlier on Friday in the sea off the Saint George Hotel.

Another three people were rescued from small boats off Larnaca and Paralimni on Friday afternoon.

Read more

Top Stories

Three new coronavirus cases detected out of 3,036 tests

The Ministry of Health has announced that 3 new cases of the SARS-CoV-II virus were detected in Cyprus over the past 24 hours out...

Ministry of Health: New email address for covid protocol questions

An email address is now set up for any questions concerning the protocols and guidelines for matters regarding the COVID-19 virus, the public may...

Christodoulides tells EU counterparts Turkey chooses to escalate tensions with Cyprus

The Minister of Foreign Affairs presented the ongoing illegal actions of Turkey in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus to EU's Foreign Affairs Council...

CSEC investigates possible match fixing for Match Day 4 of Cyprus League

The Cyprus Sports Ethics Committee (CSEC) is investigating a possible match fixing in the framework of the Match Day 4 of the Cyprus football...

US donates personal protective equipment worth €15,000 to Famagusta Hospital

US Ambassador in Cyprus Judith Garber handed over on Monday personal protective equipment valued at €15,000, including over 13,000 masks and over 600 goggles...


Chicken with okra and bulgur wheat

Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the okra until golden. Remove the okra, lay out in an oven tray and sprinkle with...

Swordfish with aubergines

To toast the sesame seeds: place sesame seeds in a small non-stick frying pan over low heat and stir until you begin to smell...


Just a little before serving, heat the broth and add the ravioli. (If the ravioli is frozen you don’t have to defrost). Heat them...

Seafood kebab with avocado salad

Place the mussels, shrimps and salmon in a bowl together with tarragon and lemon zest. Season and cover, keeping in the fridge for 15...