British holidaymaker found dead in three-star hotel pool in Canary Islands resort

Mail Online | 3/30/2019 | Natalia Penza For Mailonline
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A British holidaymaker has died after being found floating in a Fuerteventura hotel pool in the Canary Islands early this morning.

Hotel health workers and paramedics tried to revive the 53-year-old, named locally as Iain McKellar, after he was spotted in the water at his three-star resort just before 1am local time.

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An 45-minute attempt to revive him was unsuccessful after he was found to have gone into cardiac arrest and he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Well-placed sources said Mr McKellar was on holiday with his wife. It is not known where in the UK he is from.

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Civil Guard officers have now launched an inquiry which is being coordinated by a local court.

Witnesses told officers that the dead man appeared to have been drinking before he ended up in the pool.

Investigators - Nothing - Stage - Circumstances - Autopsy

Investigators have concluded there is nothing at this stage to indicate any suspicious circumstances, although the autopsy has yet to take place.

The tourist is believed to have died at the Hotel Oasis Village in Corralejo in the north of the sunshine island.

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A spokesman for a regional government-run emergency services coordination centre confirmed: 'A 53-year-old British man has been pronounced dead after being found floating in a swimming pool in the municipality...
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