Spanish police are investigating after the body of an Irish man was discovered on a resort beach.
The man, who is in his late 40s, is believed to be from the Cork area.
The grim discovery was made after pedestrians stumbled upon the man’s body on a Costa del Sol beach.
The man is understood to have been pronounced dead at the scene before he could be taken to hospital.
Civil Guard officers cordoned off the crime scene and called for an autopsy after being satisfied that the man was not involved in a drowning tragedy.
The nature of the Spanish investigation will now be determined by the autopsy results.
However, Spanish police are treating the death as suspicious amid fears the man may have been the victim of an assault.
The man is said to have stayed in Spain during the pre-Easter holidays.
Spanish police are speaking to his friends and reviewing CCTV surveillance footage from nearby businesses to determine his last known movements.
The man’s identity has not been released by Spanish authorities.
However, his family have been notified in Ireland and arrangements are underway for the repatriation of his remains in the coming days.
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