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A British holidaymaker has died after falling off rocks in an upmarket Catalan resort.
The 23-year-old man died instantly after climbing a replica cannon and losing his balance at the site south of Barcelona in the early hours of Tuesday, police said.
Officials confirmed he was a British tourist and said he was with two other people at the time.
The man was pulled out of the water by a passerby along with one of his companions.
Police are conducting a routine investigation, she said, adding that there was nothing to indicate the death was the result of a crime.
Meanwhile, an autopsy performed would determine if the man had been drinking or using drugs prior to the fatal incident.
Police said they would not comment until the autopsy results were released.
The tragedy happened in front of a church called Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla, in Baluard Square.
The replica cannon from which the nameless Briton fell to his death replaced an original more than 200 years old.
It has been described as the only one of six guns used to defend the Sitges coast in the late 18th century.
A spokesman for Mossos d’Esquadra regional police said: “A 23-year-old British holidaymaker died in the early hours of this morning in what is currently being treated as an accident.
“He appears to have fallen from a replica cannon in front of a seaside church overlooking rocks that are there to protect the seawall and landed on the rocks as he fell.
“He was pulled out of the water by a passerby and one of the people he was with.
“He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A routine investigation is ongoing but there is no evidence the death was the result of a crime and it is being treated as a tragic accident at this time.”
A police source added: “It will be up to the autopsy to determine if the deceased was drinking or using drugs before this happened.
“This is something the police would not comment on at the moment.”
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