Well-known Russian athlete dies in Cyprus
The man drowned.
Master of sports in spearfishing and captain of the St. Petersburg team Andrey Turukhano died during the underwater hunting in Cyprus.
The incident occurred on September 21 in the water area of Lara beach on the Akamas Peninsula, the Cyprian newspaper Filleteferos writes.
According to the police, Turukhano, 46, dived in the sea from an inflatable boat and was spearfishing while his wife remained in the boat. It is emphasized that the man did not use oxygen bottles.
At some point the man came to the surface, signaled that he was in trouble, and lost consciousness, the newspaper reports. His wife began to call for help, vacationers dragged the man out of the water and transported to the hospital of Paphos, where doctors established his death.
On September 23, an autopsy showed that the Russian tourist died as a result of asphyxiation from drowning, the newspaper said.
According to social networks, the deceased is the master of sports in underwater hunting, captain of the St. Petersburg team Andrey Turukhano. He participated in several world championships in spearfishing and was a part of the Russian national team.