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Briton dies in fight in Spanish island

Posted on Jan 28, 09:51PM | IANS

A 48-year-old British holidaymaker died after being hit with a rock during a fight at a hotel swimming pool in the Spanish island of Lanzarote, a media report said Monday.

Alan Atkinson and his partner were involved in a row with another British couple, the Daily Mail reported.

Atkinson was reportedly struck on the head during the late night row at the hotel in Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote.

Police arrested the other couple following the fight.

Atkinson became unconscious and was taken to a hospital but doctors were not able to save his life.

The British Foreign Office said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in Lanzarote. We have informed next of kin and are offering consular assistance."

"We are also aware of the arrests of two British nationals and we are providing them with consular assistance."