Galway man who died in Croatia had travelled to music festival

Eamon Buckley
Eamon Buckley

An Irish tourist who died in Croatia's second biggest city had travelled to the area to attend a music festival.

He has been named locally as Eamon Buckley, from Moycullen in Co Galway.

Eoin was recovered from the water in Split after getting into difficulty. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs has stated they are providing consular assistance to the man's family. 

Croatian newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija are reporting that Eoin fell into the water and got into difficulty, which lead to friends calling the police immediately.

The report added that he boarded a ship in the harbour, jumped off, and hit his head off the edge of the waterfront.

Divers recovered his body from the main harbour in the city of Split this morning after an all night search.

It is understood that the young man had travelled to Split to attend a music festival with a large group of friends.

It is understood that local police are treating the young man’s death as an accident following unconfirmed reports that he fell into the sea and drowned.

The Port Authority in Split confirmed that police began a search for the Irish national at around 3am on Tuesday morning.

A post-mortem is to be carried out later today, police said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it was working with the Irish embassy in Zagreb. 

Ross Murphy