Thursday 22 March 2018

Garda appeal for witnesses to drowning

Fiona Ellis

GARDAI are appealing for witnesses following the drowning of a football fan in the River Liffey.

Aiden Mullen (35), from Tattyreagh Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, had travelled to the capital to attend the all-Ireland Gaelic football quarter-final in Croke Park on July 30.

After the match, Mr Mullen and family members and friends were socialising at a pub on Burgh Quay.

The group left to get a taxi at around 3.40am. While they were waiting, Mr Mullen left the group and walked over to the River Liffey wall, but fell into the water below.

His brother jumped in after him but both of them got in to trouble. Three passers-by also jumped in to help the struggling pair. When the fire brigade arrived, they rescued Mr Mullen's brother and the passers-by. A short time later, Mr Mullen's body was found.

A number of witnesses have already come forward, but gardai are appealing to anyone who has information about the incident but who has not yet come forward to contact them at Pearse Street station on 01 666 9000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

Irish Independent

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