AUTHORITIES have issued a warning after four holidaymakers drowned at a popular tourist spot in France in just two days.
The dramas involving swimmers took place on the beaches of the Alpes-Maritimes.
The latest victim is a 78-year-old man who drowned in Menton, according to the departmental fire and rescue service, reports 20 Minutes.
The tragic incident happened on Wednesday when another man in his 60s drowned at Cocoon beach in Nice.
The day before, a 61-year-old man had drowned in Cannes and another 84-year-old in Vallauris.
The fire and rescue service has responded to a total of fourteen incidents since June 1, including four fatalities.
The service urged holidaymakers to be careful, especially “the elderly, frail and parents of young children”.
In a press release, she adds that “one in four drownings is fatal and the peak of heat multiplies by three the risk of drowning”.
Meanwhile, an Irish tourist is believed to have drowned on the island of Menorca last week.
The anonymous 69-year-old holidaymaker was pulled out of the sea by passers-by who tried to revive him.
Another British tourist was seriously injured after diving into a swimming pool at a beach club in Magaluf and smashing his head on the bottom.
The 19-year-old was rushed to hospital after the accident, fearing he was left paralyzed.
Last month, a 19-year-old British toddler drowned in a swimming pool near Benidorm.
Freddie Joseph Briggs was pulled unconscious from the water in Costa Blanca, Spain.
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