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Sunday 17 December 2017

Investigators recover boat from Waterford drowning tragedy

INVESTIGATORS have recovered the boat at the centre of the Waterford drowning tragedy in which three brothers lost their lives.

The 20-foot ‘Dean Leanne’ was recovered some 400 metres from the shoreline at the entrance of Tramore Bay shortly before 9.30am today.

Paul, Kenny and Shane Bolger from Passage East are believed to have died from hypothermia and drowning after setting lobster posts near Brownstown Head in Tramore last Wednesday.

It is not clear what happened to the men, and three separate investigations by gardai, the Marine Casualty Investigation Board and Health and Safety Authority are underway.

The boat was brought ashore this afternoon.  Its hull is intact and some lobster pots remain in the vessel.

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