Tuesday 24 October 2017

Photographer dies after accident at Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Lighthouse in Co Donegal
Fanad Lighthouse in Co Donegal

Greg Harkin

A PHOTOGRAPHER has died after falling at Fanad Lighthouse in Co Donegal.

The man, aged in his 60s, is believed to be from Co Antrim.

Emergency services were called earlier today after a man was spotted falling into the sea, at around 3pm.

Two lifeboats from the Lough Swilly RNLI attended the scene.

However strong winds meant the boats were unable to initially reach the man.

A Rescue helicopter was also dispatched from Sligo to attend the scene.

Eventually rescuers managed to get to the man, however despit their best efforts he was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

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