Thursday 20 June 2019

Off-duty garda dies after diving incident

The man was recovered from the water off the coast of Co Wexford in a critical condition and died later in hospital.

An off-duty member of the garda has died following an incident during a dive off the Co Wexford coast (Niall Carson/PA)
An off-duty member of the garda has died following an incident during a dive off the Co Wexford coast (Niall Carson/PA)

By Rebecca Black, Press Association

An off-duty garda has died following a diving incident.

The body of a male diver, in his 40s, was recovered from the water off the coast of Co Wexford at around noon on Saturday.

It happened during a dive a few miles from Hook Head.

Members of the gardai and the Coastguard attended the scene.

The man was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition but later died.

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

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