British man drowns in Austria after getting cramp while swimming


A British man has died in Austria after getting cramp in his foot while he was swimming in a lake, causing him to drown.

Austrian state police said the man, 33, was with a 36-year-old British woman swimming at the Schwarzindien resort in Mondsee, near Salzburg, on Wednesday.

He suddenly complained of cramp in one of his feet at about 4pm and his companion swiftly realised he was in peril as he sank and disappeared from view. “When he did not come back to the water surface, she screamed for help,” police said.

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