Updated: Man drowns at Blue Lagoon
A 31-year-old Russian who lived in Xemxija died after finding himself in difficulty while swimming at the Blue Lagoon in Comino this afternoon.
An eyewitness said that people brought the man ashore and attempted to resuscitate him. An AFM helicopter arrived within a few minutes and landed on the nearby hill. A medical team disembarked and tried to help the man, who was then winched onboard with the help of army rescuers, then conveyed to Gozo General Hospital, where he was declared dead.
An inquiry is being held.