A seventy-three year old Dutch national, identified thus far only as William, drowned off popular Legian beach during the afternoon of Wednesday 19th November 2014.

The man had been reportedly drinking beers with several of his friends on the beach when he decided to go for a swim in the ocean.

At approximately 2:00pm, his friends, unable to find him anywhere on the beach, reported him missing to lifeguards.

Lifeguards immediately conducted a search for the man, but were unable to locate and rescue the man.

However,the man’s body was later recovered that afternoon at Doublesix Beach, not far from where he initially went missing.