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British female, 64, collapses and dies on the shore following swimming in the sea in Sicily


British woman, 64, who collapsed and died on the shore in front of her lover right after ending a swim in ‘rough and cold’ sea in Sicily while on holiday getaway is named

  • British tourist determined to go for a swim in the tough sea in Sicily when she fell ill
  • The girl, named as Deborah Hooper managed to get out of the water
  • But 64-calendar year-previous holidaymaker collapsed and medics were being not able to revive her

A British lady who collapsed and died on a beach front in Sicily times just after she experienced finished a swim has been named as Deborah Hooper.

Deborah, 64, was on holiday with retired accountant Andrew Ashman, 72, when she is believed to have experienced a cardiac arrest in tough seas.

The pair were being going for walks along a beach at Punta Secca close to Ragusa on the Italian island when tragedy struck last Friday.

Police informed MailOnline that Deborah experienced long gone for a swim despite the h2o staying ‘rough and cold’ and on an space where there is no everyday living guard on duty through the off season.

She managed to get out of the h2o and arrive at the shore, but she collapsed in entrance of her spouse.

Medics have been known as to the scene, but they ended up not able to revive the female, who was pronounced dead. 

The beach front is popular for currently being the seaside home of well-known Italian Tv detective Inspector Montalbano which is screened on BBC Television and characteristics in the opening credits.

British tourist Deborah Hooper was on holiday with her husband in Punta Secca, a fishing village in southern Sicily (file image), when she became ill and died

British tourist Deborah Hooper was on holiday with her husband in Punta Secca, a fishing village in southern Sicily (file picture), when she grew to become unwell and died

Carabinieri law enforcement spokesperson Lt Col Giovanni Palatini advised MailOnline: ‘The British woman went into the sea which at the time was rough and chilly and we consider she had some form of medical episode.

‘Her partner noticed she was in issues as did two other people today on the seaside but due to the fact the sea was rough they couldn’t go in and had to hold out until she received nearer to the shore.

‘They pulled her out and attempted to revive her with the support of paramedics who were being called to the scene but there was almost nothing that could be finished to save her.’

The healthcare examiner will determine the induce of loss of life right after conducting an autopsy.

MailOnline has contacted the British isles Overseas Office for remark. 

Deborah was originally from Salisbury, Wiltshire, though her husband or wife is from Hampstead, north west London.

Officials explained that a regional prosecutor and coroner experienced signed paperwork permitting her to human body to be repatriated to Britain and this was expected to materialize later this 7 days.

Hooper decided to go for a swim in the rough and cold sea near Punta Secca but she quickly felt unwell, reports local media

Hooper made a decision to go for a swim in the rough and cold sea in the vicinity of Punta Secca but she speedily felt unwell, reports regional media

The woman’s demise comes following a 62-yr-old British male died while on holiday break with his spouse on the Greek island of Crete. 

The man, who has not been named, walked in direction of the sea but he commenced feeling unwell and returned to his sunbed upcoming to his spouse on the beach front of Stalida. 

But as he laid down on the sunbed, he died. 

An ambulance was termed and the gentleman was pronounced dead at the scene, nearby media report. An autopsy is predicted to reveal the cause of loss of life.

Past thirty day period, a 74-year-previous British lady also drowned all through a getaway in Crete, with her human body being located washed up on a beach front on the Greek island on Oct 5.

CPR was carried out on the female by rescuers for 30 minutes, but she did not answer. She was rushed to a regional hospital – Standard Hospital St. George – but was pronounced useless.

Previous thirty day period, a British female, 45, died right after emotion unwell when she swam in the sea in Albufeira, Portugal. 

The woman collapsed on the beach and medics tried out to revive her – but she died on the shoreline.

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