HSA investigating after man drowns near Leitrim village

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”.

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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.'”