A talented young footballer from County Durham has died while on holiday in Amsterdam.
He has been named as 21-year-old Dan Sirrell, from Peterlee.
It is understood Daniel, known as 'Dan', played for South Tyneside’s Harton and Westoe FC. He been away on holiday with friends when he fell into a river and could not be saved. He died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
His friends are raising money to help his family afford to bring his body home. Ben Cooper has set-up an online crowd-funding page in a bid top raise the £15,000 his family need to bring him home to Peterlee.
The announcement of his death was made via Harton and Westoe FC's football page.