Elderly swimmer dies after having difficulty while swimming
A 70-year-old woman from Hamrun this afternoon died after she found herself in difficulty while swimming in Qawra.
The woman was brought ashore by persons who were on site and was later hospitalised at Mater Dei.
The woman was certified to be suffering from life threatening injuries but she later succumbed to the injuries and was certified dead.
Preliminary investigations have since yielded no fruit on the cause of the death and whether foul play was involved.
Duty Magistrate was informed about this case and appointed various experts to assist her in the inquiry.
Police investigations are ongoing.