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Thursday 21 November 2019

Funeral for dad who died in lake tragedy

Pat Flynn

THE funeral will take place later today of the 44-year-old father-of-three who died tragically on Lough Derg last week.

Pat Danaher, a painting contractor who lived at Nancy's Well, Ogonnelloe, Co Clare, died after his 20-foot speedboat ran aground on rocks and capsized last Thursday.

Mr Danaher's boat was discovered late on Thursday night while the victim's body was recovered by divers less than 24 hours later following a massive multi-agency search.

Gardai and the Marine Casualty Investigation Bureau (MCIB) will conduct separate probes, however gardai have confirmed they are treating the death as a tragic accident.

Mr Danaher is survived by his wife Pauline and young children Rachel, Laura and Leo.

Irish Independent

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