British man dies off Greek island of Spetses

A British man has died off the Greek island of Spetses.

He had been taking part in a yachting regatta and authorities said he was found dead on Friday.

The man, who was in his forties, was found in a bay area of the island with what appeared to be injuries on the left side of his head, according to the coastguard.

The Greek island, which is part of the Saronic Islands group, has an area of 27km² and is home to just over 3,700 people.

The coastguard added that he was taken to a local hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Local media reported the man was part of a team taking part in an annual classic yacht regatta running from 26 to 29 June.

Tourist deaths

A postmortem will be carried out to determine the cause of death.

There have been several recent cases where tourists have gone missing or died on Greek islands.

Earlier this month, TV medic Dr Michael Mosley was found dead after going missing on the island of Symi.

He had gone for a walk on his own from Saint Nikolas Beach and his wife said he had "so very nearly made it".

The body of an American man was found on the Greek island of Mathraki.

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It comes after Greece has experienced severe heatwaves in recent weeks.

Some local media outlets have urged officials to tell tourists about the dangers of setting off on hikes in intense heat.

Temperatures reached 45C (113F) earlier this month, as schools in Athens closed their doors and Rhodes was hit by an earthquake.