The HSA is has confirmed that it is investigating after a man drowned in Leitrim yesterday afternoon.
It’s understood a man in his 50s, who was an employee of Waterways Ireland, drowned while examining a lock on the Shannon-Erne waterway near Leitrim village.
In a statement to Shannonside FM this afternoon, Waterways Ireland has offered its sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the man who they have described as their “esteemed colleague”.
They go on to say they are “stunned by this tragic loss and an investigation has started, no further comment will be made until it has been completed.'”