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Dailymail - A British pensioner has drowned in her swimming pool in Cyprus after apparently falling in while sleepwalking.
Fiona Merritt, 68, was discovered in the pool by her husband John at their home in Paphos ten days ago.
The mother-of-four, described as ‘full of life’ and ‘happy go lucky’, had moved to Cyprus two years ago from Taunton, Somerset, along with her husband, 65.
Police said they were treating her death as drowning, but were trying to find out how she fell into the water at around 1.30am on August 2.
Daughter Tracy Seward said: ‘It is completely out of character for her to go outside that early – she might have been sleepwalking.
‘She was a strong swimmer and we believe she may have slipped in the pool.
‘I wish we had more answers as not knowing is the worst part.
‘Mum and dad were really excited about their move to Cyprus two years ago and they were really enjoying their time there.’
She added that her mother was devastated after finding out her brother Michael Mitchell, who she had not seen for 20 years, died from a heart attack in Tennessee, U.S. in April, but dismissed fears she may have committed suicide.
Mrs Merritt’s funeral was held in Larnaca earlier this week
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