Fourth swimmer dies in 48 HOURS at popular Spanish hols beach after Brit drowned trying to save kids

ANOTHER swimmer has died on a Costa Blanca beach where three people including a Brit tourist drowned in the past 48 hours.

Rescuers pulled the body of a 77-year-old man out of the water at the deadly La Roqueta beach on Saturday – just 24 hours after the first incident.

SolarpixThe 77-year-old man tragically died on the beach Saturday afternoon[/caption]

Emergency responders rushed to the scene but attempts to revive the old man were unsuccessful.

It is the second incident on the same beach where someone died in the last 48 hours.

On Friday, a Brit holidaymaker and another tourist tragically died while trying to rescue two children in the sea.

The 52-year-old rushed into the water to aid the youngsters, aged six and seven, along with others in Spain.

But the hero holidaymaker ended up losing his life alongside a Polish Good Samaritan aged 46.

Two other people were taken to hospital with breathing difficulties – they are reported to be a woman aged around 20 and a man approximately 22.

It was not immediately clear this afternoon if the Brit, believed to be a tourist, was in any way related to the children.

A Civil Guard source confirmed one of the dead men was a 52-year-old Brit.

He said: “Two people lost their lives. One was British and the other was Polish.

“They were both trying to help two young children who were in difficulties in the sea.

“The sea conditions were pretty bad.”

The lifeguard service at the town centre beach where the three drownings in the last two days have occurred is not yet up and running.

Guardamar del Segura mayor Jose Luis Saez said: “Three deaths from drowning in the last 24 hours at Guardamar’s beaches.

“The prevailing sea conditions are very dangerous, with strong dragging currents making bathing unadvisable.”

He added: “Maximum precaution is needed as the weekend weather is going to be unstable.”

The tragedies in the last few days mean a heartbreaking NINE people have now drowned in the province of Alicante, which Guardamar del Segura is part of, in the first seven days of June.

They include a 76-year-old Irishman at a cove called Cala Capitan near the scene of the latest three drownings.

The other drowning victims have included a Belgian pensioner and a Moldovan man.

Last week three bathers lost their lives, in Calpe, Elche and Orihuela which are all in Alicante province on the Costa Blanca.

Most councils along the coast do not put lifeguards in place on beaches until June 15 which is considered to be the start of the high season.

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