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Ibiza tragedy holidaymaker 'was one of a kind'

Published 21/07/2015

Alan Drennan flew to the Mediterranean party island of Ibiza on Saturday
Alan Drennan flew to the Mediterranean party island of Ibiza on Saturday

A mechanic from Northern Ireland who died in Ibiza was "one of a kind", his brother said.

Alan Drennan, 21, from near Belfast in County Antrim was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday.

He flew to the Mediterranean party island on Saturday with a group of friends.

His brother Lee said: "After 21 years of listening to his voice every day and always having him to go to if I ever needed anything or vice versa, to be told I'll never have that again is the hardest thing I've ever been through."

Mr Drennan was from Glengormley. The cause of his death is not yet known, though it was reported that Mr Drennan's family was expecting to find out more about the circumstances of the tragedy today.

They are waiting for Mr Drennan's body to be flown back to Northern Ireland. The Foreign Office confirmed that they were working with Spanish authorities following the death of a British national.

Family and friends have paid tribute to him.

His brother added on Facebook: "Nothing is promised to no one, appreciate everything in life because you never know when it can be taken from you.

"I've learnt this the hard way as I've lost a massive part of my life, my wee bro."

He said he appreciated everyone's thoughts and prayers and their respect for his brother.

"He was one of a kind and it's nice to see so many think so highly of him."

A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Ibiza on July 19. We have been liaising with the Spanish authorities and are providing support to the family at this difficult time."

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