A Dutch tourist has died while swimming in the sea with his family while on holiday in Italy.
The foreign affairs ministry confirmed that the 53-year-old from Haarlem drowned off the coast between Cogolete and Varazze, near Genoa, following a report in La Stampa newspaper.
His two sons managed to get out of the water, but he was swept away by a strong current. A lifeboat was sent out but was unable to rescue the man.
‘The Red Cross is assisting his next of kin and we are providing consular support,’ said a spokesman for the ministry.
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