A 29-year-old Briton has died following a collision between two yachts near Cannes, in France.

The man was a crew member on the Minx when it was hit by the second yacht - the 27m (88ft) Vision.

The Minx yacht, which was flying a British flag, was just north of Sainte-Marguerite Island, in the bay of Canne, when it made impact with the Vision yacht on its last night in Cannes.

The Mediterranean Maritime Prefecture said the vessels collided at around 21:00 local time (20:00 BST).

According to a statement by the maritime prefecture, a Minx crew member died following a heart attack.

Seventeen passengers were evacuated from the two yachts, with no injuries.

The maritime prefecture said the collision happened after one yacht, Vision, sought to manoeuvre past the Minx which was anchored.

The statement said that "in spite of all attempts to resuscitate" him, the man had died. He had been hauling up the anchor when the collision occurred.

The prefecture also said the remaining 17 people aboard the two vessels, which are both around 27m long, had been safely returned to shore overnight.

An investigation has been started by the Maritime Prosecutor of Marseilles, in conjunction with the Maritime Gendarmerie Research Brigade.

The sea is usually full of party yachts, especially during the world-famous Cannes Film Festival.

Saturday was the last day of the 2019 event, which brings film stars from all over the world for a week of prizes, film releases and celebrations.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said: "Our staff are assisting the family of a British man following his death in France, and are in contact with the local authorities."