Sunday 18 March 2018

Man (60s) dies after falling into lake while on morning walk with his wife

Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Stock picture
Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Stock picture

Patrick Flynn

A man has died after he fell into a lake in Co Tipperary this morning, while out walking with his wife.

The alarm was raised at around 9.30am when a person was reported to be in the water at Terryglass on Lough Derg.

The Irish Coast Guard was alerted and the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter was sent to the scene.

The Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat based at Domineer and the Killaloe (Clare) unit of the Irish Coast Guard were also alerted and requested to respond.

The man was pulled from the water by the crew of a local boat and taken ashore.

The casualty was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.

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