Moneypenny millionaire's 18-year-old daughter found dead in swimming pool while holidaying in Spain
Josie Clacher, the daughter of Moneypenny co-founder Rachel Clacher, was found at the bottom of the family villa's swimming pool on August 13
A British teenager who was found dead in a swimming pool while on holiday in Spain has been identified as the daughter of a multimillionaire entrepreneur.
Josie Clacher, 18, the daughter of Moneypenny co-founder Rachel Clacher, was found dead on Tuesday, August 13, in the town of Alaro, on the island of Mallorca, where she was holidaying, according to the Daily Mail.
The tragedy is said to have happened at around 7 am at a villa located at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains where she had been staying with friends and family, including her mother.
She had gone for a swim but was found later by her friends at the bottom of the pool.
A neighbor reportedly raised the alarm after hearing shouting from the house, and police and paramedics both rushed to the scene.
They tried reviving her with CPR but were unable to save her life, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Josie, who was the second of Rachel's three daughters, was set to turn 19 later this month and was studying at Moreton Hall, a prestigious boarding school near Oswestry in north Shropshire.
By all accounts, she hailed from a vastly wealthy and influential family.
Her dad is believed to be an optometrist while her mother is best-known for co-founding phone answering service Moneypenny with her brother Ed Reeves in 2000. Last year, the company was valued at $121 million.
Earlier this year, following her contributions to charity via the Moneypenny Foundation (now We Mind The Gap), Rachel was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honors List.
While investigators are still looking into the circumstances surrounding Josie's death, sources have said that the incident happened after she enjoyed a night out.
"The post-mortem will determine the cause of death but the dead woman appears to have gone out for the night with friends and got back to the villa shortly before she was found in the pool," said one source.
A spokesperson for Moneypenny told the Daily Mail that they were "extremely devastated" on hearing the news of Josie's death and that their "thoughts and prayers are with the family at this tragic time."
The British Foreign Office said they were supported the teen's family and that they were in contact with the Spanish authorities.