A YOUNG Swedish tourist was found dead in a pool of blood early Saturday in the parking lot of a hotel in Protaras, barely a day after arriving on the island with friends for a holiday.

According to Famagusta police spokesman Giorgos Economou, at around 6.30am, the 21-year-old tourist was found dead at a hotel parking lot in Protaras. He had arrived in Cyprus with friends on Friday, and was staying at a hotel in the area.

Police sealed off the area and examined the scene, while state pathologist Sophoclis Sophocleous, who conducted his own on-the-spot examination, ruled out foul play.

“It seems that the death of the young man came about from a fall of two and a half metres roughly, which in effect is the height difference between one hotel parking lot and another,” said Economou.

“Based on witness statements and information gathered by police, the young man was in a state of drunkenness,” he added.

According to information collected through statements, the 21-year-old was drinking with friends at a bar in the area when he took the keys to the hotel room where he was staying with friends, and told them that he was going to sleep as he was feeling drunk.

The exact causes of his death will be determined on Sunday during an autopsy that Sophocleous will carry out at Larnaca general hospital.

Paralimni police are investigating the case in collaboration with Famagusta CID.

Cyprus Mail

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