Saturday 16 December 2017

Two men and one teenager dead in three separate water incidents

Bohernabreena Resevoir pictured this evening where a 16 year old boy drowned this afternoon
Bohernabreena Resevoir pictured this evening where a 16 year old boy drowned this afternoon
Coast area at Pigeon House Road, Ringsend, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
The scene at Tullaghan, Bundoran, where an unidentified body was washed up on Tuesday. Photo Philip Mulligan

The body of a teenage boy who went missing in a reservoir has been recovered.

It is one of three suspected drownings around the country.

It is understood the 16-year-old boy may have been on school Easter holidays and went swimming in the water in Bohernabreena Reservoir near Tallaght, Dublin.

He went swimming with a number of friends because of the fine weather.

However he was reported missing earlier this afternoon by his friends.

The emergency services were alerted around 4pm and a widespread search of the water and the shoreline got underway.

Meanwhile, a man’s body was also pulled from the water at Shellybank near the Pigeon House in Ringsend, Dublin this afternoon at around 230pm.

A passerby alerted the emergency services that there was a body floating in the water.

It is believed the body may have been in the water for some time.

The remains were taken to the city morgue and gardai say the incident looks like a “personal tragedy.”

Elsewhere, gardai in County Donegal are trying to establish the identity of a man whose body was washed ashore on a popular beach.

The remains were found by local people on the beach close to the ‘Crest of the Wave’ housing estate in Bundoran.

Gardai say it is too early to say how the man died and so far he remains unidentified.

A post mortem is due to take place at Sligo General Hospital this evening.

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