Search for fisherman after boat accident
TRAGEDY unfolded on a lake in the midlands as a boating accident left two fishermen in critical condition in hospital. A search is under way for a third man. All three – understood to be part of a group from an angling club in Armagh – got into difficulties in windy conditions on Lough Ree, near Athlone.
The RNLI was involved in a major search for one of the men, who had been on the boat when it set off from Hodson Bay in Athlone. Two men who were on the boat were rescued by the RNLI from the waters and were rushed to hospital. Their conditions were last night described as critical.