Wednesday 23 August 2017

Bodies of two men found following boating tragedy off coast of Donegal

The pier at Teelin in west Donegal where two men left on their RIB on Saturday evening. (North West Newspix)
The pier at Teelin in west Donegal where two men left on their RIB on Saturday evening. (North West Newspix)
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Two men have died following a boating tragedy off the coast of Donegal.

The bodies of the men were recovered near Carrick in the parish Glencolmcille on Sunday.

The pair left the pier at Teelin in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) on Saturday but did not return.

Rescue 118 helicopter, the Bundoran Lifeboat, the Killybegs Coast Guard and the Arranmore Lifeboat were involved in a large scale search before their bodies were found.

The coast guard was alerted shortly after 10.30am when a farmer came across one of the bodies - a man in his 50s - which had washed up on a beach.

The second body - of a man in his 40s - was found a short time later by a search helicopter and taken from the water by Bundoran lifeboat.

The bodies have been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where post mortem examinations will take place.

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