British tourist, 51, ‘who suffers from asthma’ drowns while snorkelling at a remote cove in Spain

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  • Briton thought to have gone missing while swimming at remote Cala dels Testos
  • Cove is found in the Marina Alta region between Alicante and Valencia in Spain
  • The 51-year-old’s body was found on Wednesday after a friend raised the alarm

One said: ‘The friend he was with told officials the dead man suffered from asthma so that is something that will be looked at as part of the investigation.’

There is no road access to the cove, which can only be accessed by sea or on foot.

It forms part of the town of Poble Nou de Benitatxell in the stunning Marina Alta region between Alicante and Valencia.

The dead man’s body was recovered by coastguards based in the nearby holiday resort of Javea.

Civil Guard officers have now launched a routine investigation which is being coordinated by a local investigating magistrate.