Tuesday 20 February 2018

Father dies after slurry tank fall

A FATHER of two died yesterday after he is believed to have fallen into a slurry tank. John French (49), from Ballymitty, Co Wexford, is understood to have been working on his farm when he went missing.

The alarm was raised by his son around 2.30pm. It is believed he had been missing from around noon. Gardai and a local doctor were quickly on the scene but Mr French was pronounced dead at the scene.

Father winched to safety from sea

A 61-year-old man out on a kayaking trip with his son had to be winched on board a rescue helicopter last night after he ended up in the water.

The pair were in kayaks, east of Clonea strand in Co Waterford, when the father fell into the water and could not get back into his kayak. His son raised the alarm on a mobile phone and alerted his sister.

Within minutes the Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Dublin was organising a rescue mission.

Sport supplement additive warning

BODYBUILDERS have been warned not to take sports supplements containing a dangerous stimulant called DMAA.

Health food stores, sports supplements shops and online companies have been told to remove any food supplements containing DMAA from sale and environmental health officers will check to make sure they are off the shelf.

Blaze causes motorway holdup

GARDAI last night had to move on people who stopped on a motorway to look at a blaze ripping through a disused cement factory.

The fire erupted on the outskirts of Naas, Co Kildare shortly before 9pm. Kildare and Naas fire units went to the scene which was close to the "Big Ball" on the edge of the N7.

The cause of the outbreak is not yet known.

Deal site gripes double since 2011

THE number of complaints about online deal sites has more than doubled in the past year as they become increasingly popular, the National Consumer Agency said.

Deal offers are typically emailed to customers who can avail of deep discounts on beauty treatments, meals or other products if they sign up promptly. But there have been complaints of poor service or product quality, and deals not being available when people wanted to use them.

Irish Independent

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