British man, 27, drowns in swimming pool in Malta

A 27-year-old man from the UK has died in Malta after drowning in a swimming pool. 

Police in Malta confirmed that the man got into difficulties while swimming in the pool at Triq it-Trunċiera, St Paul's Bay at around 7.45pm on Thursday.

The man got into difficulties in a swimming pool in Triq it-Trunċiera, St Paul's Bay, on Thursday night. (Getty)
The man got into difficulties in a swimming pool in Triq it-Trunċiera, St Paul's Bay, on Thursday night. (Getty)

He was given first aid at the scene while waiting for paramedics and was rushed to the Mater Dei Hospital by ambulance, but died there shortly afterward. 

Police said an investigation is underway and a duty magistrate is leading an inquiry. 

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In a statement, the Malta Police Force said: "A 27-year-old man from the United Kingdom has unfortunately lost his life after he encountered difficulties while swimming in a pool at Triq it-Trunċiera, St Paul's Bay, yesterday, at around 1945hrs.

"The man was given first aid by people on site while waiting for paramedics and an ambulance took him to Mater Dei Hospital for treatment but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

"Duty Magistrate Dr Donatella Frendo Dimech LL.D is leading an inquiry whilst Police investigations are still ongoing."

Malta is currently on the green list of travel destinations. 

That means people returning to England from there need to take a COVID-19 test before departure and have proof of a negative result, then also must book a test for day two after their return as well as completing a passenger locator form.

People only need to quarantine on return if their day-two test is positive, or NHS Test & Trace says they have travelled with someone who tested positive.

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