Brit tourist, 72, fighting for life after being rescued from hotel swimming pool in front of horrified wife in Menorca

A BRITISH tourist is fighting for his life after a reported near-drowning in front of his horrified wife at a hotel in Menorca.

The 72-year-old man was rushed to hospital after being rescued from a swimming pool around 1pm on Wednesday.

A British man is fighting for his life after almost drowning

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A British man is fighting for his life after almost drowningCredit: Getty

Local reports said the pensioner was with a group of people including his wife when the drama happened.

The lifeguard is said to have been in another pool at the same hotel at the time.

Paramedics managed to recover his pulse after practicing CPR on him before taking him to the island’s Mateu Orfila Hospital in a “critical condition”.

The hotel, in Cala Blanca, a small cove in the west of the island near Ciutadella, has not been named.

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In June an Irish holidaymaker aged 69 drowned in the sea in an area known as Paupa next to Cala Torre, a picturesque beach in the south-east of Menorca.

That tragedy happened days after a British man aged 70 drowned at a pool at the residential apartment block in Menorca he was staying at.

It comes after a British man drowned in front of his wife while swimming on holiday in Majorca.

The 78-year-old was reportedly at a beach on the popular Spanish Balearic island when he got into difficulty

Lifeguards desperately tried to revive him before paramedics took over when they reached the scene.

But despite multiple efforts from medics, he was tragically pronounced dead.

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