Shock as an Irishman is found dead in a Spanish swimming pool by a British family renting the villa

An Irishman has been found dead by a British family in the swimming pool of their Spanish villa.

The shocking discovery was made at the home of the Costa Del Sol holiday hotspot.

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The discovery was made on the Costa Del SolCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Local police are investigating

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Local police are investigatingCredit: Alamy

According to The Olive Press, an English-language outlet in Spain, the man was found shortly after 5 a.m. last Saturday in Benavista.

It is believed he hit his head and fell into the pool after being startled by a dog.

Police were called early Saturday morning to collect his remains.

It is understood his body has since been sent for a toxicology report.

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The British family who rented the villa have since moved into a nearby hotel while investigations are ongoing.

The Spanish police are puzzled over the case.

The man’s family reportedly owns a large vacation home next door.

A neighbor told The Olive Press: “It’s really terrible. Horrible what happened and a real mystery.

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“All I know is that it was very dark.”

Separately, a Donegal man died in tragic circumstances while on holiday abroad earlier this month.

The man, locally named Martin Duffy, died while on a family holiday in Greece.

Mr Duffy, in his 50s from the border area of ​​Lifford, was married with three children.

The exact circumstances of the tragedy are not yet known.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to Mr. Duffy’s family.

He was well known in football circles and was a life member of Deele Harps FC.

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