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Boy (5) and teen die in separate drowning tragedies

Mark O'Regan and Brian Byrne

Published 01/07/2014 | 02:30

THE death toll from drownings has continued to climb as a teenager and a young

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boy tragically lost their lives yesterday.

Jonathan Mongan (16) got into difficulty while swimming with a large group of friends in Killykeen Forest Park in Co Cavan.

The family of the promising athlete said he was with a group of 12 YouthReach learners at the time of the accident.

The teenager's death came just hours after Ahmed Bari (5), pictured, drowned in a drain near his home at Belgree Lawns, in Tyrrelstown, west Dublin.

Irish Water Safety chiefs have warned people to take extra care around the water during the warm spell after last summer's hot weather led to 15 people losing their lives.

Irish Independent

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