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Brit dad and daughter who drowned in Costa del Sol pool with son pictured .
Gabriel Diya and his children Priase Emmanuel and Comfort have been named as the three Brits who lost their lives at the Club La Costa in Spain the day before Christmas
￼Gabriel Diya, 52, and Comfort, nine, lost their lives on Christmas Eve.
The dad and daughter who drowned alongside a teenage boy in a swimming pool in the Costa del Sol has been pictured for the first time.
Gabriel Diya, 52, and his children Praise Emmanuel, 16, and Comfort, nine lost their lives on Christmas Eve.
The trio were found unresponsive in a pool at Club La Costa World in Fuengirola.
Online Gabriel Diya is named online as the manager of Open Heavens Church in Charlton, south east London.
A fellow pastor and friend posted a tribute to the dad on Facebook .
“It’s devastating that a dear friend, brother and the Senior Pastor of RCCG Open Heavens Charlton, London drowned on Christmas Eve with his two children in Costa Del Sol resort pool in Spain,” she wrote.
The 52-year-old is a pastor in south east London
Gabriel leaves behind his wife Olubunmi and his daughter Favour, both of whom were at the resort at the time of the tragedy.
While the exact nature of their deaths is not yet clear, it is thought that Comfort was struggling in the water, which prompted her dad and brother to try and come to her aid.
Local reports said Spanish police were investigating the pump and suction system for a possible failure, but inquiries have found “no concerns relating to the pool in question”, said operator CLC World Resorts and Hotel.
It is understood Mr Diya and his daughter are both British, while his son is American.
Local reports said Spanish police were investigating the pump and suction system for a possible failure, but inquiries have found “no concerns relating to the pool in question”, according to operator CLC World Resorts and Hotels.
In a statement it said: “The Guardia Civil have carried out a full investigation which found no concerns relating to the pool in question or procedures in place, which leaves us to believe this was a tragic accident which has left everyone surrounding the incident in shock.
“Naturally, our primary concern remains the care and support of the remaining family members; we would therefore request that their privacy be respected at this traumatic time.”
Police divers earlier recovered Comfort’s swimming cap from the pool pumping system.