THE body of the young Irish backpacker who died while scuba-diving in Australia more than two weeks ago will be returned to her family today.
Elaine Morrow (23) was diving off Queensland on April 18 when she failed to surface. Her body was recovered by divers.
The young biology graduate's remains are expected to be flown into Dublin Airport today, before being transported to her family home in Ballintra, Co Donegal, later tonight.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon after a service at the Drumholm Parish Church of Ireland, Ballintra. There will be a wake for friends and neighbours tomorrow.
Elaine had recently arrived on a one-year visa in Australia when she went scuba diving at Langford Island on April 18.
She failed to resurface after she became separated from the dive team. Police said witnesses were unable to revive the NUI Maynooth graduate.