Friday 19 January 2018

Young Irish teacher dies in tragic hiking accident in Swiss Alps

Eoin Deasy died in the Swiss Alps
Eoin Deasy died in the Swiss Alps
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

A YOUNG Irish teacher has died in a hiking accident in the Swiss Alps.

Eoin Deasy (25) from Ballinlough, Co Cork suffered a fatal fall while hiking in Liechtenstein last Thursday.

His body was discovered by a search and rescue team on Friday.

He had been living in Switzerland for the last year with his girlfriend Maria.

His grieving mother Patsy told this afternoon that Eoin was "a remarkable young man who achieved lots in his short life."

"He played for the Gallen GAA team and was a throughly lovely person. When he spoke to you your heart smiled."

She thanked the authorities in Switzerland for all their help, as well as the gardai, Department of Foreign Affairs and Fianna Fail leader Michael Martin.

The pair were teachers in the Rosenberg institute - a prestigious boarding school in the town of St Gallen.

A former pupil of Colaiste Chriost Ri, Eoin enjoyed running marathons and had an active life.

He also played in a rock band, believed the be called 'The Anybodies'.

He and girlfriend Maria travelled extensively and the couple had recently spent time in Abu Dhabi.

It is understood Eoin's body is being flown home for the funeral today. 

The young man is survived by his parents Mick and Patsy, brother Cormac and sister Aisling, and his girlfriend Maria.

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