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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Man in 60s dies after his boat overturns off Connemara coast

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A man has died after his boat overturned off the Connemara coast.

The tragedy happened near Crow Island at around 4.30pm yesterday.

The man, who was aged in his 60s and was from the area, was alone in the boat when it overturned throwing him into the sea.

The Coast Guard and local RNLI went to the scene.

The man was pulled from the water and airlifted to University Hospital Galway where he was later pronounced dead.

Gardaí in Clifden are investigating the death.

Meanwhile, the RNLI in Howth responded to two calls for help yesterday after two groups of people got stranded.

In the first incident, at Sutton's Burrow Beach, a number of people were stranded on a sandbank in an area of strong currents. They managed to get to shore safely.

Yesterday evening, another group were stranded on rocks at Balscadden in Howth. They were rescued by the RNLI lifeboat.

Irish Independent

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