Irish teenager who drowned in Spain named as Joshua Osahon, 19, as family fly home with body
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Irish teenager who drowned in Spain named as Joshua Osahon, 19, as family fly home with body

AN IRISH teenager who drowned in a lake at a park in Spain has been named as Laois native Joshua Osahon.

The 19-year-old's body was recovered from a lake in Las Lagunas de Ruidera National Park near Albacete - around 150 miles south of Madrid - on Sunday afternoon.

It is understood that Joshua was living nearby and had been on a language course run by the Spanish Department of Education at the time.

The young man's devastated parents flew from his native Portlaoise, Co. Laois to Spain late on Sunday.

The pair traveled to Madrid and were driven to Perpetuo Socorro Hospital in Albacete to identify their son's body ahead of a post-mortem.

According to local reports, the post-mortem examination concluded the student had died from drowning.

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Joshua's body was flown home on Tuesday afternoon.

The teen had last been bathing with friends at a lake called Laguna Salvadora - one of 15 small lakes making up the Lagunas de Ruidera.

He was reported missing on Saturday night at 10.30pm and was found dead by police divers shortly before 4pmĀ on Sunday.

Investigators say Joshua was a good swimmer and the area he was bathing in is safe to use.