The man was discovered on Stalida beach (pictured), part of the northern municipality of Hersonissos on the island of Crete

British tourist, 54, is found dead on his sunbed in Crete: Holidaymakers thought he was sunbathing for hours until finally checking him

  • The 54-year-old man was discovered around 8pm on Saturday at Stalida beach
  • Bathers became suspicious after he had remained on his sun lounger for hours
  • Upon further inspection they discovered he was unconscious and called for help
  • He was rushed to Heraklion University Hospital but was later pronounced dead 

A British tourist was found dead on the Greek Island of Crete when fellow beachgoers became concerned after they noticed he had been lying on a sunbed for hours without moving.

The 54-year-old man, who was pronounced dead after being rushed to Heraklion University Hospital, was discovered around 8pm on Saturday night by bathers at the popular Stalida beach in the municipality of Hersonissos.

They became suspicious after the man, who had seemingly been sunbathing on the shore, had remained still in the sun for hours without reprieve. 

The man was discovered on Stalida beach (pictured), part of the northern municipality of Hersonissos on the island of Crete

Upon further inspection the bathers realised the Brit was unconscious and raised the alarm.

Emergency services rushed to the scene where bathers were performing CPR in an attempt to revive the man, to no avail.

The man’s identity has not yet been revealed, and his body is scheduled to undergo a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of his death. 

MailOnline has contacted authorities in Crete for comment.

The 54-year-old man, who was pronounced dead after being rushed to Heraklion University Hospital (pictured), was discovered around 8pm on Saturday night by bathers at the popular Stalida beach

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By Jon Doe