Brit drowns after getting cramp in his foot while swimming in lake

A British man has drowned in Austria after suffering a cramp in his foot while swimming in a lake, police said.

Officers from the state police said the man, 33, was in the water at the Schwarzindien beach area in Mondsee, less than 20 miles east of Salzburg, on Wednesday when the incident took place.

Police said the man was with a woman, 36, also from England, when he complained of the pain and went below the surface.

Police added: ‘When he did not come back to the surface of the water, she screamed for help.’

Other bathers tried to help but the man’s body was recovered at around 4.30pm local time, officers said.

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