Irish teenager drowns in Croatia holiday tragedy

Irish teenager drowns in Croatia holiday tragedy

AN IRISH teenager has drowned while on holiday in Croatia.

Divers discovered a body at around 9.45am yesterday morning off the coast of Split, a popular resort in the south of the country.

The victim has been named as Eamon Buckley, from Moycullen in Co. Galway.

He was in Croatia for a music festival, as part of a large group of young holidaymakers from Ireland.

His twin brother Liam was among those who was on the trip.

It is understood that Eamon, a student at the National University of Ireland, Galway, ended up in the water at Split’s main harbour at around 3am on the morning of July 14 and after a seven hour search, divers recovered his body.

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs told The Irish Post it is providing consular assistance to the family "of an Irish teenager who has drowned in Croatia.”

“The Irish Embassy in Zagreb is liaising with the family of the boy”, said the DFA.

It is believed that Eamon’s mother, Joy, is flying to Croatia as a post mortem examination gets underway on her son’s body.

Earlier this month 24 year old David Houlian from Dungarvan drowned while on holiday in Thailand.