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35-year-old British man drowns while taking underwater photographs in Ibiza

A 35-year-old British man died while practising underwater photography with a friend in Ibiza.

His friend raised the alarm around 6.15pm before police and paramedics pulled the man from the water, but were unable to save his life.

Punta Galera, the cove where he was found has rock platforms popular for cliff jumping and sunset viewing as well as snorkelling.




The cove is near the popular resort of San Antonio is an old stone quarry next to the sea which is away from tourist crowds.

It is little visited, among other things because there is neither a bar nor sand.

However, it is easy to jump into the water as the depth is more than two metres, apart from a few places where you can get out over shallower submerged rocks.