British man drowns on snorkelling trip at remote Spanish cove

A BRITISH man has drowned at a remote cove between the Spanish cities of Alicante and Valencia.

The 55-year-old’s body was found late yesterday afternoon after a friend raised the alarm.

He is thought to have vanished during a swim and some snorkelling after reaching the gravel cove known locally as Cala dels Testos, at the end of a path which follows a river bed through a canyon towards the sea.

There is no road access to the cove, which can only be accessed by sea or on foot.

It forms part of the town of Poble Nou de Benitatxell in the Marina Alta region between Alicante and Valencia, which stands out for its beautiful coast and tranquility.

The dead man’s body was recovered by coastguards based in the nearby holiday resort of Javea.

Civil Guard officers have now launched a routine investigation which is being coordinated by a local investigating magistrate.

They could not be reached for comment early this morning.

It is not clear if the Brit was on holiday or an expat.


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