11/02/2019

Young Man Dies After Sea Rescue Off Donegal Coast

A young man has died after he was recovered from the sea off the Donegal coast.

The man, aged in his mid-20's, was found in the Ballyshannon Estuary on Sunday and rushed to Sligo University Hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

The Malin Head Coastguard station co-ordinated the rescue, along with the emergency services, after a passer-by spotted the man in the water.

Gardaí, Bundoran Lifeboat crew and the Rescue 118 helicopter also took part in the search during challenging winds and heavy rain.

The casualty was found in the water after an intense operation.

His name has not yet been revealed.



(JG/CM)

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