Sunday 19 January 2020

Man dies after suffering suspected heart attack while diving

Irish Coast Guard rescued the man in his 50s
Irish Coast Guard rescued the man in his 50s
Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

A MAN has died after suffering a suspected heart attack while diving in Killary Bay on the Galway-Mayo border.

The alarm was raised at about 1:30 this afternoon and a Coastguard helicopter was dispatched to the scene from Shannon.

Scenic Killary Bay is Ireland’s only fjord and is a popular diving area, particularly on Bank Holiday weekends. 

The man in his 50s was flown to Galway University Hospital, arriving shortly before 2:30 but he later died

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