British man from Liverpool found dead in the sea off French Riviera

The cause of the man's death has not been announced as investigation continues

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The body of a British man believed to be in his 50s and from Liverpool has been found floating in the sea off the French Riviera.

The man, who has not been named, was found on Saturday off the coast of Eze on the Cote d'Azur.

He was wearing sportswear and was pulled out of the sea by fishermen a few hundred metres from the shore, local newspaper Nice Matin reported.

Officials told Sky News that the man’s bicycle was found nearby along with papers confirming he was a British national.

Eze is a popular tourist destination

The cause of his death has not been determined and a post-mortem examination is being carried out today.

A spokesperson for the Foreign Office said: “We are looking into reports that a British national has died in France. We stand ready to provide consular assistance.”

Eze is a popular destination famed for its hilltop views of the French Riviera and was a favoured holiday location for Walt Disney.