The British father and his two children who drowned in a Costa del Sol swimming pool have today been named. Gabriel Diya, 52, his daughter Comfort Diya, 9,(pictured together centre in 2016) and his son Praise-Emmanuel Diya, 16, died at the Club La Costa World complex on Christmas Eve.
Mr Diya, who was a Christian pastor in south-east London, and his daughter are both understood to be British while his son was travelling on a US passport.
Mr Diya’s wife Olubunmi Diya, 49, and daughter Favour Diya, 14, were also on the holiday but were unharmed. It is feared that the family could have fallen victim to a suction problem which made it impossible for the nine-year-old girl’s father and brother to rescue her after she got into difficulties Today it was revealed that police divers had found her swimming cap as they investigate the Christmas tragedy.
But the exact circumstances of their deaths remained a mystery this morning as resort chiefs said they had been given permission to reopen the pool and insisted a police investigation had found ‘no concerns’ with it.