Liam Hampson dead at 24: Queensland rugby league player found in Barcelona nightclub

Queensland rugby league player Liam Hampson has reportedly been found dead in a Barcelona nightclub.

Hampson, 24, had not been seen for 30 hours after disappearing while partying with a group of NRL players on Tuesday night.

Friends reportedly lost contact with Hampson at around half-past-five in the morning, prompting a desperate plea Gold Coast Titans player AJ Brimson and Brisbane Broncos duo Jordan Riki and Jesse Arthars.

“Hey guys bit of a long shot but hoping someone out there could have any information about Liam who has now been missing for 30 hours in Barcelona,” Brimson wrote on Instagram.

“Please do not message me unless you have any help or info. We are busy trying to message family members etc. Thanks!!”

But on Thursday morning (AEDT), Barcelona police confirmed to 7NEWS a body believed to be Hampson was found.

“This morning, nightclub staff where Liam was seen for the last time, found a body on the floor in an area of the nightclub, Sala Apolo,” they said.

Police told 7NEWS the death was being treated as an accident.

According to Spanish reports, Hampson’s body was found by workers of the Apolo nightclub in Barcelona, where he had spent the night with friends on October 18.

Barcelona police attended the venue before making the appropriate checks and identifying the body.

According to Spanish news publication El Caso, police believe Hampson may have died because of an accidental fall.

Both the Australian consulate and Hampson’s family have been contacted by Spanish authorities.


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