German tourist drowns in Red Sea

September 19, 2010 21:27

CAIRO — Egypt's state news agency on Sunday reported that a German tourist drowned while swimming in the Red Sea near the resort town of Hurghada.

The Middle East News Agency said the 74-year old died from asphyxia while swimming Saturday.MENA said Sunday that doctors at a Hurghada hospital declared the man dead upon arrival.

Hurghada is a resort town about 315 miles (510 kilometers) southeast of Cairo. It is popular with European tourists.

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