Ethan McKen: British teacher drowns after being 'swept out to sea' in Bulgaria

The 24-year-old teacher reportedly got into difficulties during a morning swim

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A British teacher has died in Bulgaria after being 'dragged out to sea' during a morning swim.

24-year-old Ethan McKen went missing after swimming in the sea by a Bulgarian resort.

His family have confirmed that his body has now been recovered from the Black Sea.

Mr McKen, a member of amateur Nottinghamshire football club Bulwell FC, was travelling with a group of five friends and had only arrived on Saturday morning.

One other member of the group entered the sea, but was safe and recovering in a local medical centre, tour operator Thomas Cook said yesterday.

A spokesman for Club 18-30, which is run by Thomas Cook, said they were offering assistance to Mr Ken's family and friends in light of the tragedy.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."