Vasco Rodrigues: 27-year-old Australian man discovered dead in Bali resort pool

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People enjoy the sunrise at Sanur Beach in Denpasar, Bali Island, Indonesia January 1, 2017. Reuters/Agung Parameswara

An Australian man on holiday in the Indonesian capital of Bali was found dead at the bottom of a resort swimming pool on Sunday. Vasco Rodrigues, 27, was holidaying with his girlfriend, Miroslava Kubeckova.

Thirty five year-old Kubeckova said the couple had their breakfast following which Rodrigues went for his swim. Kubeckova retreated to her room. When she arrived at the pool around an hour and a half later, she discovered Rodrigues’ body at the bottom of the swimming pool.

According to Bali Post (via 9News), an employee of the resort claiming she heard Kubeckova screaming loudly. “From the restaurant, I heard the sound of woman screaming 'help' repeatedly,” employee Ni Ketut Jiwi Arlita said. Kubeckova’s cries came from the pool area, the employee said.

The employee rushed to the scene along with other workers of the resort. Rodrigues’ body was recovered from the pool and transported to a health clinic in Ubud. Following an examination, he was pronounced dead.

According to AAP, Rodrigues studied at the Sydney University and the University of NSW. He worked as a physiotherapist in Sydney.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was offering counsellor assistance “to the family of an Australian man who died in Bali,” according to a spokesman. However, he could not comment any further “owing to privacy obligations.” No foul play has been suspected in the incident.

Last year, as many as 4.6 million tourists visited the Indonesian capital. As one of the most popular holiday destinations, almost 20 percent of tourists visiting Bali are Australians.