German man drowns while on honeymoon in Seychelles

A 49-year old German national drowned at Petite Anse on La Digue, Seychelles' third-most populated island, the police said on Thursday.

The police said that they were informed about the incident by a resident of La Digue who received a call from the German's wife seeking help at around 2.05 p.m.

When officers of the Fire and Rescue Services agency and medical officers on the island arrived on the scene, the German national had been removed from the sea, the police said. In spite of attempts to revive the visitor, he was confirmed dead upon arrival at the island's hospital.

The German had arrived in Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, with his wife on Sunday, September 24 for their honeymoon and were staying at Maison Charme De l'Ile, a self-catering establishment. They were due to leave on October 8.

The Police have started an investigation and await autopsy results to establish the exact cause of the German man's death.

Source: Seychelles News Agency

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