Fatality At Catalan Bay

Shortly after 11:00 this morning, RGP received telephone reports of two elderly swimmers in distress off Catalan Bay.

Whilst an ambulance was called, RGP officers immediately attended the scene and found a male on the shore and a female on the nearby rocks. Officers gave cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to the male whilst other officers attended to the female who had minor injuries to her legs.

Ambulance staff tended to both patients before transferring them to St Bernard’s Hospital where the male was pronounced dead shortly before 13:00.

The man was of Polish nationality; he and his wife were in Gibraltar to visit a family member.

The Coroner has been duly informed and a Coroner’s investigation has been instigated.