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A mistress panicked after her elderly lover passed out while swimming naked with her in a lake, police in Austria said.
Poysdorf police said that 66-year-old Rudolf R, died while swimming naked in the lake along with his 44-year-old mistress, who was not identified.
According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Saturday, when temperature was around 95 degrees. In the evening, Rudolf met his mistress and they went out for a few drinks.
The lovers then decided to cool off in the lake near a hotel.
They were both naked when Rudolf drowned, pulling his lover underwater with him. The cause of death was probably a heart attack, police said.
A waitress at the hotel with the help of other staff members, took the 44-year-old woman out in time after hearing her cries for help.
She was stabilized and taken to the AKH Vienna General Hospital. However, Rudolf could not be rescued, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
No charges have been filed as there was no evidence of foul play. The following day, a police officer notified Rudolf’s wife about the circumstances behind his death.