British man drowns while swimming at Egyptian resort

British man drowns while swimming at Egyptian resort
The man was swimming off Red Sea coast on FridayForeign Office providing help to 50-year-old's family

By
Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED:

00:45 GMT, 24 February 2013

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UPDATED:

17:56 GMT, 24 February 2013

A British man has died in the Egyptian holiday resort of Sharm El-Sheikh.

The 50-year-old drowned while swimming off the Red Sea coast on Friday.

A British Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesman said: 'We can confirm the death of a British national in Egypt on 22 February.

Popular destination: The 50-year-old British man was swimming in the Red Sea at a Sharm El-Sheikh resort in Egypt (file picture)

Popular destination: The 50-year-old British man was swimming in the Red Sea at a Sharm El-Sheikh resort in Egypt (file picture)

'We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.'

Sharm el Sheikh is one of the main Red Sea resorts and attracts millions of tourists each year.

Several people drown there every year while snorkelling or swimming.

Last month a British catering company owner from Formby, Merseyside, died while singing karaoke on holiday at Sharm el-Sheikh.

Leah Rice, 41, was with her family at the five-star Hilton Sharks Hotel when she collapsed just one day before she was due to return home.