Thursday, August 8, 2019

Man drowns after suffering cramp in his foot while swimming in a lake

A British man has drowned in Austria after suffering a cramp in his foot while swimming in a lake.

Police said the 33-year-old man was in the water in the Schwarzindien beach area in Mondsee, less than 20 miles east of Salzburg, on Wednesday when the incident took place. 

Officers confirmed that the man was with a 36-year-old woman, also from the UK, when he complained on the pain and went below the surface. 

Police added: 'When he did not come back to the surface of the water, she screamed for help.' Other bathers tried to help but the man's body was recovered at around 4.30pm local time, officers said.

It is not yet known whether the man was on holiday in the region and what relation to him the woman he was with was.