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Irish holdaymaker found dead in resort pool

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
The 29-year-old Irishman died at the Pine Sun Park in Praia da Falésia
The 29-year-old Irishman died at the Pine Sun Park in Praia da Falésia

An Irish tourist has drowned at a holiday resort in Portugal, local media is reporting.

According to Correio da Manhã, the 29-year-old Irishman was found unresponsive at a resort in Albufeira yesterday. 

The discovery was made in the early hours of the morning at the Pine Sun Park resort in Praia da Falésia.

At approximately 5.04am, emergency services were called to the scene where they found the victim.

By the time they had arrived he had been pulled from the swimming pool by his friends and resort security. 

Correio da Manhã reported that the tourist, who was on holiday with family and a group of friends, had been drinking. 

He was pronounced dead at the resort by INEM, Portugal's emergency services, and his body was transferred to the local hospital for an autopsy. 

The Pine Sun Park resort is located between Quarteira and Albufeira on the south coast of Portugal. 

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed it is offering consular assistance to the family of an Irish citizen.