Man in critical condition after almost drowning

CMRU

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A man is in critical condition after being rescued after almost drowning near the Dawret il-Gzejjer, St Paul’s Bay this evening.

According to the police, the man is a 19 year old Romanian currently residing in Qawra, who got into difficulty while swimming close to the bay.

The man was taken to the shore and given first air by paramedics at the scene.

He was later taken to Mater Dei Hospital where he has been certified as being in critical condition.

A Magisterial Inquiry is now underway, under the direction of Dr.Claire Stafrace Żammit LL.D.

Police are also investigating.