British tourist, 54, found dead on his sun lounger in Crete: holidaymakers thought he was sunbathing for hours until they finally checked him out
- The 54-year-old man was spotted on Stalida beach around 8 p.m. on Saturday
- Bathers became suspicious after he lay on his sun lounger for hours
- Upon further examination, they found he was unconscious and called for help
- He was taken to Heraklion University Hospital but later pronounced dead
A British tourist has been found dead on the Greek island of Crete, as other beachgoers became concerned after noticing he had lain on a sun lounger for hours without moving.
The 54-year-old man, who was pronounced dead after being taken to Heraklion University Hospital, was spotted by bathers at the popular Stalida beach in the municipality of Hersonissos around 8pm on Saturday night.
They became suspicious after the man, who appeared to have been sunning himself on the shore, stayed in the sun for hours without a break.
The man was spotted on the beach at Stalida (pictured), part of the northern municipality of Hersonissos on the island of Crete
Upon further inspection, bathers found the Briton unconscious and sounded the alarm.
Emergency services rushed to the scene where bathers were performing CPR to revive the man, but to no avail.
The man’s identity is not yet known and his body is due to undergo an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
An FCDO spokesman told MailOnline: “We support the family of a Brit who died in Crete,” but declined to provide any further information on the case.
The 54-year-old man, who was pronounced dead after being taken to Heraklion University Hospital (pictured), was spotted by bathers on the popular Stalida beach around 8pm on Saturday night