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.

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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.

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“When he did not come back to the surface of the water, she screamed for help”, police said.

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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.



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