Man dies after getting into difficulties on the east side

A man who got into difficulties on the east side has passed away. This was confirmed by the RGP. The 64-year old British national had been pulled out of the water yesterday morning. 

Arthur Timothy Lawson-Cruttenden, was an ex-triathlete who was visiting family in Gibraltar, and got into difficulties after going body surfing at the East Side, having to be pulled out of the sea by Traffic officers who were the first on scene.

Despite intense and protracted efforts by the officers, GHA Ambulance Service personnel and the staff in the A&E Department at St Bernard’s Hospital Mr Lawson could not be revived.

A Coroner’s enquiry has been initiated.

The RGP wishes to convey to Mr Lawson’s family and friends its most sincere condolences for their loss.