Second Lake Rescuer's Body Found

A sub-aqua unit has found a second body at the scene of a tragic rescue attempt that had already claimed the life of another man.

Local civil defence personnel along with the sub-aqua unit were involved in the search after a man who entered the water in an attempt to save three people in distress went missing.

The incident occurred yesterday evening on Gallon Lake, midway between Virginia and Bailieborough when a boat carrying three people on the lake capsized at around 6.45pm.

Two men, one a passing motorist in his early 20s and the other man, aged 19, believed to be from Dublin who was standing on the shore, entered the water in what became a lethal rescue attempt.

Both men immediately got into difficulty and professional rescuers later found one of the men who was brought to Cavan General Hospital but died shortly afterwards.

The emergency services, locals and friends of the missing man conducted a search late into the night for the second man, and the search resumed today on the small lake where the second body was recovered.

All three passengers of the capsized boat managed to make their way back to shore unhurt.


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