RIP: Ben (left) with friend

THIS is the British teenager who was found dead in a pool during a holiday with his friends in Spain. 

Ben Crawford, 19, was found unconscious in the water at a private rented villa in Ibiza at around 3am on Sunday.

The student is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest and despite CPR attempts was prounounced dead at the scene in San Jose, near Playa d’en Bossa.

The keen rugby player, from West Yorkshire, was enjoying a holiday with his mates when the tragedy struck.

His Facebook wall has been plastered with messages from friends and family.

MISSED: Ben was described as ‘one of the nicest boys’

Darcy Teague, from Pontefract, wrote: “No words can even describe what everyone’s feeling right now, what an absolute legend you are, you will be missed by so many rest easy big man!”

Another said: “Absolutely shocking to hear, Ben you was always the nicest of the boys, another good life taken way too soon.”

A postmortem is being conducted to find out whether or not Ben was intoxicated when he died.

The UK Foreign Office said it is assisting his family.

Laurence Dollimore (News Editor)

About Laurence Dollimore (News Editor)

GOT A STORY? Contact me now: laurence@theolivepress.es or call +34 951 273 575. Twitter: @lj_dollimore / @olivepress

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.