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10th Aug 2022

Irish person dies after drowning in Spanish resort swimming pool


An Irish holiday goer has sadly died after a drowning incident took place at a swimming pool on the Spanish Costa Dorada.

Emergency services were called to the holiday apartment block in La Pineda near the east coast city of Tarragona when alerts went out at around 11am on Tuesday.

They attempted to revive the man who was in his late 40s at the scene but it was unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead. His body was removed for a post-mortem examination.

Spanish police have confirmed he was Irish, with a spokesman for the regional Mossos d’Esquadra police force saying: “There is nothing at this stage to suggest this man’s death was the result of a crime and it is being treated as accidental.”

The man was said to have been staying with family while there and the incident occurred at an apartment complex called Apartments Pineda Park.

It is unknown if his family were witnesses to the incident. The resort it happened in describes itself as “ideal for the accommodation of families with children and couples who want to spend a vacation on the Costa Dorada, where the best beaches on the Mediterranean coast are located.”

It’s only five minutes from the beach and a five minute drive to Port Aventura theme park. The town of Tarragona is popular with Irish families on holiday and is located near Salou and Barcelona.