Tragedy as man dies after swim at Gozo beauty spot

A man has died after swimming at a Gozo beauty spot.

Malta Police told 89.7 Bay that the man, aged 56 from Germany, found himself in difficulties while he was in the sea at Marsalforn.

They were alerted at around 1.30pm on Sunday.

The man was rescued from the sea in the area known as Ghar Qawqla.

He was taken to Gozo General Hospital in a critical condition, and died seven hours later.

An investigation has been launched.

Marsalforn is one of the most popular resort on the island.

The rocks along each side of Marsalforn Bay provide plenty of additional space for sunbathing and swimming straight into deeper water.

These are also good places for snorkelling.