An Australian rugby league player was discovered dead in Spain after going missing while out with friends.
According to local media, Liam Hampson’s body was discovered on the floor of a nightclub in Barcelona.
He was traveling through Europe with a group that included National Rugby League (NRL) players, who filed a missing person’s report.
His family expressed their “heartbreak” at his death, which they claimed to be an accident.
Hampson participated in the Queensland Cup for the Redcliffe Dolphins, a team that will compete in Australia’s top-tier NRL next season.
His family posted on social media that he had lost contact with his friends after leaving the Sala Apollo nightclub early on Tuesday local time.
Hampson’s family had requested assistance in their search for him after he had not been seen for more than 24 hours.
According to Barcelona police, Hampson’s body was discovered by colleagues on Wednesday.
According to the report, police suspect Hampson fell inside accidentally from a height of roughly 10 meters.
Hampson’s father Brett said that the family was devastated after hearing this news.
He wrote on social media, “Liam had a heart of gold… words cannot express our grief”.
Hampson began his semi-professional career with the Tweed Seagulls in 2019 before joining the Dolphins this year.