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British man, 35, drowns 'while taking photos underwater' in Ibiza

British man, 35, drowns ‘while taking photos underwater’ in Ibiza

  • British man, 35, thought to have been practising underwater photography with a friend in Punta Galera, a cove on Ibiza, on Wednesday evening
  • Friend called police around 6.15pm after the Briton got into trouble in the water 
  • Officers and medics pulled him from the ocean but were unable to save his life

A British man has died after being pulled unconscious from the ocean in Ibiza. 

The 35-year-old is thought to have been practising underwater photography with a friend in Punta Galera, a cove near the popular resort of San Antonio, on Wednesday evening when he got into difficulty.

His friend raised the alarm around 6.15pm before police and paramedics pulled the man from the water, but were unable to save his life.  

A 35-year-old British man was pulled unconscious from the ocean at Punta Galera, a cove in Ibiza, around 6.15pm on Wednesday after practising underwater photography

It was not immediately clear if the victim lives in Ibiza, and police have not made an official statement. 

The cove where he was found has rock platforms popular for cliff jumping and sunset viewing as well as snorkelling. 

Travel reviews describe Punta Galera as an old stone quarry next to the sea which is away from tourist crowds but popular with nudists. 

One adds: ‘It is little visited, among other things because there is neither a bar nor sand. 

‘However, it is easy to jump into the water as the depth is more than two metres, apart from a few places where you can get out over shallower submerged rocks.’ 

The quiet spot is reached by taking the road from San Antonio to Santa Agnes and turning off towards the sea before the beautiful bay called Cala Salada, 


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