Redcliffe Dolphins player Liam Hampson has been found dead after being reported missing while holidaying in Spain.
The 24-year-old Hostplus Cup player had reportedly been missing for 30 hours.
National media are reporting that Barcelona Police confirmed this morning that they found a body believed to be Liam on the floor of a nightclub in Barcelona.
The reports are also suggesting his death was an accident.
Liam’s father Brett confirmed the news on Facebook this morning.
“Waking up to the news no one wants to hear, we are devastated to find out that Liam had an accident and sadly has not survived,” he said in the post.
“We are heartbroken to say the least. Liam had a heart of gold and was a much loved son, brother, grandson, uncle and friend. Words cannot express our grief.
“We can not thank his mates enough for being there with Liam having the time of his life and assisting in the search for our boy. Our thought are with them.”
It followed a volley of frantic post from teammates and friends on social media as they tried to locate him.
The Redcliffe Dolphins has been contacted for comment. The club is waiting for more information before commenting.
Liam was a standout performer for the club’s Hostplus Cup side, which made the Grand Final, this year.