Tragedy as elderly man drowns at Malta’s Pretty Bay

An elderly man who who lost his life while swimming at Birżebbuġa has been named as Ganni Zammit.

The retired bus driver, 75, from Qormi was well-known in his home town.

He died after he encountered difficulties while swimming with members of his family at Pretty Bay on Monday afternoon.

He helped to shore by relatives and fellow swimmers and rushed to Mater Dei Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A spokesman for Malta Police said: ‘A man was certified dead after he found himself in difficulty while swimming in Pretty Bay on Monday at around 3.20pm.

‘The man was brought ashore by people who were in the area and noticed that he was in difficulty.

‘Police investigations are ongoing.’

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