A British man has drowned in Austria after suffering foot cramp while swimming in a lake, police said.
The 33-year-old was in the water in the Schwarzindien beach area of Mondsee, less than 20 miles east of Salzburg, on Wednesday when the incident took place.
Officers said the man was with a 36-year-old woman, also from England, when he complained of the pain and went below the surface.
“When he did not come back to the surface of the water, she screamed for help”, police said.
Other bathers tried to help but the man’s body was recovered at around 4.30pm local time, officers said.
The UK Foreign Office has been contacted for comment.