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Update: Man taken from water dies in hospital

first_imgGardai have confirmed that a man plucked from the River Erne in Ballyshannon has died.The man was spotted by a passer-by the water in the Ballyshannon estuary just after midday.The emergency services were notified by the Malin Head Coastguard station who co-ordinated the rescue. Members of the Rescue 118 helicopter along with Gardai and members of the Bundoran Lifeboat crew rushed to the scene and began a search.After an intensive search of the area took place and the casualty was spotted at 1.20pm and taken from the water.The man was rushed to Sligo University Hospital by ambulance but was later pronounced dead.Weather conditions during the search were very challenging with heavy rain and gusting winds. The man’s name has not yet been released until all family members have been notified.Update: Man taken from water dies in hospital was last modified: February 12th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyshannonBundoran RNLIRescue ii1waterlast_img read more