UPDATED: Man who found himself in difficulty while swimming in Birżebbuġa dies
A 75-year old Maltese man from Qormi died after he found himself in difficulty while swimming at Birżebbuġa bay.
Police said it was informed about the case at around 3.20 in the afternoon.
TVM is informed that the man was brought to shore and was given first aid by people who were on site.
The police went on site and called an ambulance which took them man to Mater Dei, where the elderly man was certified dead.
An inquiry led by Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras has been appointed.