Friday 30 January 2015

Photographer dies after accident at Fanad Lighthouse

Greg Harkin

Published 17/08/2014 | 18:08

Fanad Lighthouse in Co Donegal
Fanad Lighthouse in Co Donegal

A PHOTOGRAPHER has died after falling at Fanad Lighthouse in Co Donegal.

The man, aged in his 60s, is believed to be from Co Antrim.

Emergency services were called earlier today after a man was spotted falling into the sea, at around 3pm.

Two lifeboats from the Lough Swilly RNLI attended the scene.

However strong winds meant the boats were unable to initially reach the man.

A Rescue helicopter was also dispatched from Sligo to attend the scene.

Eventually rescuers managed to get to the man, however despit their best efforts he was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

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