First picture of Brit tourist, 19, who drowned in Ibiza after getting into difficulty in late-night swim

Ben Crawford, 19, died after going for a swim at around 3am near the popular resort of Playa d'en Bossa.

Paramedics tried to revive him but, tragically, he suffered a cardiac arrest after being pulled out of the water.

An autopsy is due to take place this morning.

Tributes have been flooding in for Ben, who went to Minsthorpe Community College in South Elmsall, West Yorks.

Pal Ellie Harrison, from Leeds, wrote on Facebook: “Literally never know what’s round the corner. A life taken far too early, such heartbreaking news and my thoughts are with his friends, family and girlfriend. Rest in peace Ben Crawford.



“Don’t take life for granted. In the blink of an eye, everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may never to have that chance again.”

Ruth Whittaker added: “Another young life taken far too soon. Sending all my family’s love to Ben’s family. RIP Ben Crawford. So sad.”

Lewis Tordoff Wheeler, from South Elmsall, said in a Facebook tribute: “Rest in peace mate. Ben Crawford you’ll be missed.”

Another former schoolfriend added: “It was an absolute pleasure to know you and to go through high
school with you. You will be missed. Absolutely gutted.”

Ben is thought to have been a keen rugby player and played for his school team when he was younger.

The villa where he died is a detached property just off the PM-803 road, which runs from the popular holiday resort of San Antonio to the neighbouring municipality of San Jose.





A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are providing assistance to the family of a British man who died on July 8 in Ibiza, and are in contact with the Spanish authorities.”

The tragedy occurred just two days after another British holidaymaker nearly drowned in a hotel swimming pool on the island.

The unnamed 26-year-old is believed to be in a critical condition in intensive care at Can Misses Hospital in Ibiza.



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