The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that an Irishman has died in Laos.

Gary Price from Swinford in Co Mayo died while crossing a swollen river yesterday. He was 23.

The Irish Embassy in Hanoi is providing consular assistance to the victim's family.

On its website, Swinford GAA said Mr Price was a ''natural talent, a born leader and a great friend. He was a pleasure to deal with on every level.''