Northern Ireland

County Down man killed in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Fuerteventura airport Image copyright Meinzahn
Image caption Mr Campbell had landed at Fuerteventura earlier on the day he died

A man from County Down has died after being knocked down by a car on the Canary Islands.

It is understood Jim Campbell was walking from Fuerteventura airport to his holiday accommodation on Wednesday night when the accident happened.

The 40-year-old from Downpatrick had landed on the island earlier in the day with friends.

The Foreign Office said it was providing support to his family.

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, which helps bereaved families repatriating the bodies of loved ones who have died abroad, has also been supporting the Campbell family.

Colin Bell, who runs the charity, said: "Proceedings have started to bring him home as soon as possible."