An 82 year old resident of Torrevieja, originally from Asturias, lost his life on Torrevieja beach on Monday.

The man is believed to have got into trouble in the water having suffered a stroke and subsequently drowned.

The emergency services attended the scene but could do nothing to preserve his life.

The coroner authorised the removal of the body and transfer to a forensic institution in order for a post mortem examination to be carried out.

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