Image: Man drowns after boogie boarding. Credit: sbhawaii.com

A Russian man, Alekseev Yuri, 44, died after boogie boarding on Seminyak Beach yesterday. Police suspect that the man was exhausted after trying to fight his way back to the beach after he was swept out to sea by waves.

The incident took place on Thursday morning at around 11am when the man came to the beach with his wife and decided to go for a paddle on a boogie board.

“When he came back to the beach after boogie boarding with his family, a lifeguard saw that he looked exhausted. The lifeguard helped him to a lounge chair. After he sat on the chair, he suddenly fell unconscious,” said the Head of Denpasar Polres, First Inspector HA Muh Nurul Yaqin, to detik.com on Thursday.

The lifeguard called an ambulance and after he was taken to hospital, and a witness said that the man was still breathing. “The man arrived at Siloam Hospital at around 11.45am, and a few minutes later he was declared dead,” he added.

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