British man participating in Greek yacht regatta found dead on island

ATHENS (Reuters) - A British man who had been taking part in a yachting regatta off the Greek island of Spetses was found dead on Friday, authorities said.

Coastguard authorities said the 44-year-old man was found in a bay area of the island with what appeared to be injuries on the left side of his head. He was taken to a local hospital which confirmed his death, the coastguard said.

Greek media and authorities said the man was part of a team participating in an annual classic yacht regatta running from June 26-29.

A postmortem will determine the cause of death, the coastguard said.

(Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou; Editing by Frances Kerry)