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The loss of life of a British sailor discovered useless off a Greek island is “puzzling” – native authorities have stated.

Authorities consider the 44-year-old man was nearly actually unconscious earlier than he hit the water.

The man’s physique was discovered “floating in the sea” within the outdated port space of Spetses, the Mirror experiences.

In an replace, the coastguard stated the person, who has not been recognized, had suffered “a hit” to the left-hand facet of the pinnacle earlier than he ended up within the sea.

Speaking to The Sun, an official stated: “There was a gash to the left side of his head, a wound that is puzzling us.

“He appears to have been hit. We hope to have solutions quickly as a result of proper now it’s a thriller as to how he died.”

The man’s body has been taken to Piraeus on the Greek mainland.

A post-mortem report is expected to be released in the coming days, but it is believed it could be several months before an “actual reason for loss of life” is confirmed.

It was initially thought the sailor had fallen into the sea from a wharf, however this is currently contested.

According to the Mirror, an unnamed police source said: “Some at the moment are saying he fell from a ship.

“What is sure is that he had an injury on the left side of his head and was almost certainly unconscious when he fell into the sea.”