The man, 42, was on a paddling board and fell into the water near Rock Beach, Cornwall on Monday.
British man dies on beach in Cornwall, UK: Police say he got tangled up in the moorings in rocky seas near to Polzeath.
James Instance, from Falmouth Coastguard, said: ‘A couple of people had been out on paddle boards on the Camel Estuary with a flooding tide.
‘With the water moving quite quickly, they had come off the boards and then got tangled in moorings in the area.
‘That had caused a problem when they were unable to free themselves.’
Mr Instance said paramedics tried to revive the victim but he died at the scene.
The man was visiting from his home in Colchester, Essex.
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