World News

British pensioner swept out to sea to his death at popular beach

A British pensioner who was pulled into the sea by a forceful current off the coast of Bali was swept away to his death.

In total, seven foreign nationals were caught up in the vicious undertow on Wednesday. 

The 83-year-old Brit was the only one to die in after being caught up in the waves while sunbathing at one of Bali’s most popular spots, Pererenan Beach in the Badung Regency.

The other six were saved by lifeguards.

According to local reports, lifeguards had warned holidaygoers of the potential risks, and urged them to move before being pulled into the sea.

It was at around 4pm local time when the strong current pulled them into the ocean.

Three permanent ocean currents across the Pererenan beach that pose a serious danger to beachgoers, although Bali remains a very popular tourist destination.

One witness at the scene told local outlet Fajar Bali: “The lifeguard officer had sounded a warning whistle to the seven victims while bathing near a permanent current, but they were ignored, so they were quickly dragged away by the current separately.”

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

For the latest news and breaking news visit: /news

Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Follow our social media accounts here on and @Daily_Express

Source: Read Full Article