Saturday 16 December 2017

Man drowns winklepicking

A man has drowned after being washed out to sea in Co Galway.

Eamonn O Nia (54) was picking winkles along the shoreline not far from his home near Carna, Co Galway, when he went missing.

Gardai and local people launched a search operation for the man and his body was found on the seashore on Tuesday night.

Mr O Nia was taken to University Hospital Galway where the results of a post-mortem were expected yesterday. Mr O Nia's funeral Mass will take place in Carna at 1pm tomorrow and he will be buried in Mweenish Cemetery.

Irish Independent

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