AN UNIDENTIFIED woman, thought to be foreign and aged 55-60, was found dead off Finikoudes beach in Larnaca around 7pm yesterday.
Police were called after bathers noticed the woman floating on her back some 200 metres from the shore. However, by the time the Harbour Police launch reached the spot, the woman had sunk to the bottom.
A 50-year-old police officer promptly dived into the water fully-clothed from the launch in an attempt to find and save the woman. He was joined by two 16-year-old bathers who had swum from the beach to help the search.
Ten minutes later the woman was located and pulled out of the water. The police launch took her to Larnaca Marina, where an ambulance was waiting to take her to Larnaca General Hospital.Read More