Two men have died in separate incidents in Lough Derg
Very sad news.
A man in his 40s has died following a suspected drowning incident at Lough Derg, Galway on Tuesday evening.
The alarm was raised shortly after 6pm when a swimmer got into difficulty.
A search operation was carried out involving units from Killaloe coast guard, Shannon search and rescue and Ballina search and rescue.
The man’s body was discovered shortly before 10pm at Cappafallagh, Portumna. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His body has been removed to Portiuncula Hospital for a post-mortem examination and the local Coroner has been notified.
In a separate incident in Terryglass in Tipperary on Tuesday, at the other side of Lough Derg, a man became unwell after coming ashore from swimming and died.
The matter is being referred to the local coroner.