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Nairn pensioner dies in accident at Spanish golf resort

Thomas Ross
Image caption Mr Ross was on holiday with friends when the accident happened

Tributes have been paid to a Scottish holidaymaker who died on a golf course at a Spanish resort.

Thomas Ross, 73, from Nairn, is reported to have drowned in a lake as he tried to retrieve a golf ball.

He was staying at a golf resort in Andalucia with five friends from his local golf club.

Nairn Golf Club manager Yvonne Forgan said the club had been saddened by the news. She said Mr Ross had been passionate about golf.

Mr Ross had been a member of the golf club for more than 30 years.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national in the Huelva area of Andalucia and have offered consular assistance to the family."

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