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British holidaymaker, 36, drowns on Dominican Republic beach after ‘being hit by a strong wave’ during late-night swim

A British holidaymaker died after swimming off a Dominican Republic beach in the early hours of Saturday morning, local media reports.

Sian Louise Marshall-Plewes reportedly drowned at 4am as she ‘cavorted’ with her 20-year-old lover Jose Manuel Cordero close to the popular Sosua Beach.

She became separated from her boyfriend after being hit by a ‘strong wave’, inhaled water and then passed out.

Civil Defence volunteers later discovered her dead body elsewhere on the beach.

Local TV station Musavision reports that witnesses claimed the 36-year-old, believed to be from the Lincolnshire area, was ‘animated and inebriated.’

Ms Marshall-Plewes had been staying at an apartment in Calle Llibre for one week and was due to fly back to the UK on Sunday.

Her body was taken to the Cabarete medical centre, from where it will soon be transferred to the National Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Officers from the Deputy National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department are now investigating the incident, which some sources have claimed was a ‘terrible tragedy’.

The MailOnline has contacted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for more information but, as yet, has received no reply.


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