Wednesday 18 October 2017

Tragedy as man (50s) died after getting into difficulty while swimming in sea

Mayo General Hospital
Mayo General Hospital
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A man died after getting into difficulty while swimming on Friday evening.

The man - aged in his 50s - was in the sea with a number of other people at Westport Quay in Co Mayo.

He was at a location known as 'The Point' when he got into difficulty around 7pm.

The man - originally from Castlebar - reportedly managed to get ashore but died shortly afterwards.

His body has been taken to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

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