An inquest has heard how a British father drowned on a family holiday in Turkey when he did not return to his hotel room after going for a swim.
Phil Terrence Jarvis, 73, was holidaying in Antalya when his family became concerned for his whereabouts when he failed to return following a walk and a swim at the beach. An inquest at Pontypridd Coroners’ Court heard that Mr Jarvis, from Porth, South Wales, was later discovered “unresponsive and motionless” in the water.
Coroner’s officer Catherine Burnell read a summary of the circumstances, saying: “Mr Jarvis was on holiday with his family. On September 9, 2022, he went for a walk along the beach and into the sea for a swim. His wife did not see him for around 30 minutes and went back to the hotel assuming he would meet her there.”
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“A short while later his son saw two ambulances attend the beach. He noticed paramedics were treating his father and he was told Mr Jarvis was found unresponsive and motionless in the water.
“Unfortunately despite the efforts of paramedics Mr Jarvis sadly passed away. The deceased was identified by his family on September 9, 2022.”
She said that a post-mortem examination was carried out by a doctor in Turkey in September 2022. The pathologist provided a provisional cause of death of 1a. drowning in water and 1b. advanced cardiovascular disease.
The coroner provided the family with a requested cremation certificate.
A full inquest will be heard at a later date, reports Wales Online.