A German tourist, aged 32, drowned in the Black Sea off the Bulgarian resort of Slanchev Bryag (Sunny Beach) on Tuesday.
This is the ninth person to fall victim to drowning on the southern Black Sea coast, daily Dnevnik informs.
The body was recovered near the lifeguard tower at the beach situated in front of the Burgas Beach hotel in the resort.
Bulgarian hoteliers will stage a protest Wednesday at a section of the Burgas- Sunny Beach near Aheloy to demand a separate ministry of tourism and a solution to a number of other problems.
"Tourism is a fundamental sector of Bulgarian economy," said Sunny Beach owners' union chairperson Elena Ivanova, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio.