British man dies after swimming off popular Lanzarote beach

 

Wednesday 24 April 2013 12:36

A Briton has died after getting into difficulties in the sea off the Canary Islands.

Steve Potter was spotted face down in the water after leaving friends on the beach to go for a swim on the holiday island of Lanzarote.

He was seen to be in trouble and dragged out of the water unconscious, but died at the shoreline after failing to respond to efforts to revive him, according to the Mail Online.

Mr Potter, said to be 43 and from the north of England, was at the island's Famara Beach with friends when the incident happened late on Saturday afternoon.

The news website said the results of a post-mortem examination had been sent to an investigating judge put in charge of a routine inquiry into the incident, but had not yet been made public.

It quoted a source as saying there was nothing to suggest the case was anything other than an accident.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Lanzarote on April 20, and we are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."

PA

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in