Tragedy as tourist drowns at Malta’s Blue Lagoon

A man has died in hospital after he drowned at one of Malta’s most popular bathing spots.

The 41-year-old, who was on holiday from Portugal, got into difficulty while swimming at Comino’s Blue Lagoon with members of his family.

He was brought to shore by Emergency Response and Rescue Corps lifeguards but died in Gozo General Hospital.

Police said they were alerted at around 1pm on Monday afternoon.

An investigation has been launched.

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