The Nueva Andalucía property where the incident was reported. / JOSELE

Irish holidaymaker, 24, drowns in a Marbella swimming pool

His friends went to sleep after a night of partying and, when they woke up, found his body floating in the pool

ÁLVARO FRÍAS / JUAN CANO

A young Irish man, aged 24, has died in a swimming pool while on holiday in Marbella on Spain's Costa del Sol.

The incident was reported at 10.25am last Friday morning, at Finca la Judía, a property located on the Camino del Ángel, in the Nueva Andalucía area of the town.

It is reported that a group of friends has spent the night partying and went to bed. When they woke up they found their friend floating in the swimming pool.

One of the group raised the alarm and told the Andalucía 112 emergency control room they had found their friend floating in the water, with signs of drowning, and that they had already pulled him out of the pool.

Despite the efforts of an ambulance crew, that was quickly on the scene, they were unable to save the young man and could only certify his death.

The body was transferred to the Institute of Legal Medicine in Malaga so that an autopsy could be performed.

National Police officers have opened an investigation into circumstances leading up to the death, although sources have told SUR that there were no signs of injuries on the body of the young man, and it is believed that he drowned.