The body of a British tourist who died on holiday in Egypt has been returned to the UK without his heart or kidneys.
David Humphries, 62, collapsed after playing in a hotel pool with his young grandchildren last month.
The family group, which included David’s wife Lynda, 59, their daughter Anita and two grandchildren, were on a two-week holiday in the resort of Hurghada when the tragedy happened.
Following chest pains, David had visited the Red Sea Hospital where he had been given antibiotics for a chest infection and sent back to his hotel. He died days later.
The family say that they had asked for no post-mortem to be carried out in Egypt, but that they were told it was necessary given the concerns they had expressed about the hospital’s treatment of David.
Anita said: “We didn’t trust anyone anymore but they told us it was a police inquiry.
“When the body arrived home we were told it was in no state to be seen. That’s when alarms started ringing. His heart is most likely the thing that will tell us how he died. Now we’ll never know.”
The shocking discovery that David’s heart and kidneys were missing was made soon after his body arrived home, when the UK coroner requested a second post-mortem.
Lynda, his wife of 39 years Lynda, said: “We want answers.”
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A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson told The Sun: “We are assisting the family of the British man who died in Hurghada on 18 September.
“Our staff in Cairo continue to request further information from the Egyptian authorities to share with both the family and the UK coroner.”
Organ trading has long been an issue in Egypt, with poverty driving some people to illegally sell body parts. In July, 37 people were convicted of illicit human organ trading in a Cairo court.