British mum drowns in front of family in Lanzarote


British mum drowns in front of family in Lanzarote

A British mum-of-three drowned while swimming in the sea off Lanzarote as her family were on the beach.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon when the 49-year-old tourist was with her husband and their three children at Famara Beach, in the north of the Canary Island.

According to website Diario de Lanzarote, the woman was pulled out of the water with "signs of drowning".

There were fears she could have suffered a heart attack.

Sky News reports that emergency services were sent to the scene but the woman could not be revived.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman told The Sun: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Lanzarote on 15 August.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

It is the second death involving a British holidaymaker on Famara Beach this year.

In April, Steve Potter, 43, was seen getting into difficulty and was pulled out of the water unconscious but died at the scene.

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