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Saturday 20 September 2014

Irish man (25) drowns on holiday in Bulgaria

Published 29/06/2014 | 18:30

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It's understood the man drowned in the Sunny Beach resort on the Black Sea on Wednesday
It's understood the man drowned in the Sunny Beach resort on the Black Sea on Wednesday

A 25-year-old Belfast man has died while on holiday in Bulgaria.

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James Kelly from the Shankill Road area of Belfast died while abroad with his partner.

It's understood he drowned in the Sunny Beach resort on the Black Sea on Wednesday after diving into the water.

His girlfriend raised the alarm, and tourists on the beach aided in the search for Mr Kelly

But his body was later discovered by a specialist lifeguard boat.

It's believed members of Mr Kelly's family flew to Bulgaria on Thursday night.

DUP councillor Brian Kingston described the death as a "terrible tragedy".

Belfast Telegraph

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