Wicklow school 'devastated' after pupil Laura Dempsey drowned in Crete

Latest: A school in County Wicklow has described the death of one of its students as "devastating".

Wicklow school 'devastated' after pupil Laura Dempsey drowned in Crete

Update 12:55pm: A school in County Wicklow has described the death of one of its students as "devastating".

Laura Dempsey, 15, was on holiday with her parents in Crete when she drowned in a swimming pool on Sunday.

Laura had just finished her Junior Cert exams at Temple Carrig School in Greystones.

The teenager was discovered dead in the resort village Stalida on the Greek island on Sunday afternoon, local media says.

She was reportedly found by her parents. Paramedics called to the scene were unable to resuscitate her.

Her body was removed to a local hospital for a post mortem examination.

Earlier: An Irish schoolgirl who drowned in a swimming pool in Crete has been named locally as Laura Dempsey.

The 15-year-old from Greystones in Co Wicklow was on holiday with her parents in the resort village of Stalida.

It is reported that her parents found her unconscious in the swimming pool at their hotel on Sunday afternoon.

Her body was removed to a local hospital for a post mortem examination.

It is understood they are being helped by the Irish embassy in Greece.

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