7-Year-Old Dies After River Fall

A 7-year-old boy has died after falling into a river near his home in Midleton, Co Cork on Sunday.

It is understood that the boy was playing with friends near his home in Tir Cluain when he fell into the Owenacurra River around19:00.

Two neighbours pulled the child from the water about 250 metres from where he went in.

After undergoing emergency treatment at Cork University Hospital he was transferred by helicopter to Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin, Dublin, where he died a short time later.


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