Ballyheigue man who drowned in the Netherlands is named locally

A young man who drowned in the Netherlands has been named locally as Alan Lucid from Ballyheigue.

Its reported that the 28-year-old man, got into difficulty in water in Egmond aan Zee in northern Holland at around 4am Thursday morning.

He was attending an international science conference.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family.