Tuesday 19 September 2017

Investigators recover boat from Waterford drowning tragedy

The Dean Leanne had to be bailed out at Tramore Pier on Sunday morning last before it could be lifted onto the Irish Coast Guard trailer.
The Dean Leanne had to be bailed out at Tramore Pier on Sunday morning last before it could be lifted onto the Irish Coast Guard trailer.
The Irish Coast Guard boat towing the Dean Leanne into Tramore Pier after they recovered it today.
The Irish Coast Guard officers about to load the Dean Leanne onto a trailer at Tramore Pier
Its final journey as the recovered Dean Leanne is lifted onto the Irish Coast Guard trailer after it was towed into Tramore Pier on Sunday morning.
Paul Melia

Paul Melia

INVESTIGATORS have recovered the boat from the Waterford drowning tragedy.

The 20-foot ‘Dean Leanne’ was recovered some 400 metres from the shoreline at the entrance of Tramore Bay shortly before 9.30am today.

Paul, Kenny and Shane Bolger from Passage East are believed to have died from hypothermia and drowning after setting lobster posts near Brownstown Head in Tramore last Wednesday.

It is not clear what happened to the men, and three separate investigations by gardai, the Marine Casualty Investigation Board and Health and Safety Authority are underway.

The boat was brought ashore this afternoon.  Its hull is intact and some lobster pots remain in the vessel.

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