21/08/2009

Swimming Pool Drowning Investigated

There has been two Irish drowning tragedies within 24 hours of each other.

In the Irish Republic, a post mortem is to be carried out later today on the body of an eight-year-old boy who drowned in a Co Meath swimming pool yesterday.

The victim got into difficulty in the pool at Navan Leisure Centre on Thursday afternoon.

His body was taken to Navan Hospital, where the child's body is expected to be examined later by the Coroner.

Meanwhile, searches are continuing in Co Antrim for a 14-year-old boy who was swept away in the River Bush yesterday.

He is believed to have jumped into the water to rescue his dog.

A man - a PSNI officer who is the victim's father - and another boy had to be rescued from the water.

The dog, which belonged to the missing boy, also emerged safely from the swollen river's waters.

See: River Rescuers Return As Hopes Fade

(BMcC/KMcA)

Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

24 April 2024
Making The Most Of Your Man Cave Or Games Room
Every home needs a space for retreat. Whether it is to chill out and relax after a hard day’s work or to entertain friends during a fun evening in. Investing in developing this space can help boost your pleasure and comfort. How can you accomplish that? Most people like to call it a man cave.
09 May 2014
Sea Rescue Boy Loses Fight For Life
A nine-year-old boy has died three days after he fell into the sea near Blackhead lighthouse in north Clare. Aaron O'Flaherty, from Limerick city, fell into the sea last Sunday while out with his father at a popular angling spot.
04 July 2017
Missing Five-Year-Old Boy Found 'Safe And Well'
A young boy missing from Dun Laoghaire has been found "safe and well", Gardaí have reported. Richard Roche, aged 5, went missing from the People's Park on Sunday, 02 July. However, he has now been found and Gardaí wish to express their thanks to all members of the public and media for their assistance.
10 September 2015
Missing Teenager Found 'Safe And Well'
A 14-year-old boy reported missing on Wednesday has been found "safe and well. Garda issued an appeal for help in tracing Dillon O'Neill, who had not been seen since just before 18:00 on Wednesday, 07 September.
14 July 2015
Child Critical Following Cork Hotel Pool Incident
A 4-year-old boy remains in a critical condition following an incident at a hotel swimming pool in Cork on Monday. According to reports emergency services were called to the Quality Hotel in Redbarn, Youghal at about 14:00.