British tourist dies after falling and hitting head on rocks on Menorca beach

Local reports said the appeared to have fainted as he came out of the sea and hit is head on the rocks as he fell

A British holidaymaker has tragically died after falling and hitting his head on a rock as he came out of the sea in Menorca.

The accident was witnessed by the man’s wife and son on a beach in the popular coastal village of Es Grau, just a short drive north of the island capital Mahon.

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It is thought the man died from the head injuries he suffered after falling (Photo: Shutterstock)
It is thought the man died from the head injuries he suffered after falling (Photo: Shutterstock)

Unable to save him

A nurse and a sailor who were in the area at the time rushed to his aid, while paramedics raced to the scene.

Sadly, the continued events to revive him were unsuccessful and the man, who remains unidentified, was pronounced dead on the beach on Monday (21 June) morning.

The tourist has been described as a 79-year-old man who regularly spent his summers on the island with his family.

Local reports said he appeared to have fainted as he came out of the water, although it has not been confirmed if or why this happened.

The huge head injuries he suffered when he hit a rock as he keeled over have been blamed for his death, but results from an autopsy have yet to be made public.

Es Grau beach, where the tragedy occured, is one of Menorca’s most popular family beaches, with the accident taking place in a part called Cala Tap.

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