Thursday, September 19, 2019

Young British tourist found dead in pool belonging to Sir Richard Branson's sister

A British tourist has been found dead in the pool of a luxury Spanish villa owned by Sir Richard Branson's sister. 

Oliver Wissenbach, 25, was found by a maintenance worker at the seafront property owned by artist Lindy Branson in Menorca.

Oliver, from Coventry, is thought to have fallen ill while going for a swim and his lifeless body was found at 7.45am on Tuesday.

He was wearing swimming goggles when he was discovered. 

Oliver and his family were renting the Villa ­Gloria from Lindy and are thought to have gone out to see a fireworks display the night before.

The death is being investigated in Mahon, the Spanish island's capital, and police will report their findings to a court which will decide if any further action is necessary.

Lindy told the Sun:  'As you can imagine, we were tremendously saddened by this tragic news.

'Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family.'

A source said: 'The police report has categorised this as an accidental death awaiting the result of an autopsy.

'Drowning is thought to be the cause. There was no ­evidence of violence or any kind of wrongdoing.

'A lot of very wealthy people visit the property. It's luxurious and popular with millionaires.'



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