Man in 60s dies at Dollymount Strand as number of swimming-related deaths this week rises to six 2 months ago

Man in 60s dies at Dollymount Strand as number of swimming-related deaths this week rises to six

Tragic news.

A man in his 60s died in Dollymount Strand in Dublin on Friday, bringing the total number of swimming-related deaths this week in Ireland to six.

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Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the incident at the popular beach, with the man being recovered from the water at around 1.30pm.

A Garda spokesperson stated that the man was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been removed to Dublin City Mortuary for a post-mortem.

Gardaí have said that enquiries into the incident are ongoing. It is not being treated as a criminal matter at this time.

His death brings the number of people who have drowned in Irish lakes and seas this week to six.

On Friday morning, it was announced that a 15-year-old boy who was rescued after getting into difficulty while swimming in Lough Sheelin earlier in the week has died.

Also, a 13-year-old boy died in the Canal Court area of Scarva in Down on Monday.

A 29-year-old woman died in a drowning incident on the Longford-Cavan border on Wednesday evening.

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A man in his 70s drowned in Leitrim on Wednesday night after he got into difficulty in Spencer Harbour.

While a 55-year-old man died following an incident in the Lough Melvin area of Fermanagh on Wednesday morning.