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Man and woman drown in separate tragedies in Cavan and Leitrim

Jul 22, 2021 08:07 By Shannonside News
Man and woman drown in separate tragedies in Cavan and Leitrim Man and woman drown in separate tragedies in Cavan and Leitrim
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A woman in her 20s and a man in his 70s have died in the incidents.

Two people have drowned in separate incidents in the Shannonside region.

A woman has died following a drowning incident at Loch Gowna last night.

Gardai were called to the scene on the Cavan-Longford border at around 9.30pm yesterday after a woman in her 20s was reported to have got into difficulty in the water.

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A large search, involving Cavan Fire Service and Civil Defence as well as Gardai and a coastguard helicopter took place with the woman's body discovered near the shoreline.

The woman’s body was subsequently removed to Navan Hospital for a post-mortem examination which is due to take place today.

Separately, a man's body was recovered from Spencer Harbour in Lough Allen in County Leitrim last night.

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The man in his 70s, who was snorkelling at the time, failed to return to the surface and the alarm was raised.

His body was recovered from the water a short time later by local emergency services. The Coroner has been notified and the body of the deceased has been removed to the mortuary at Sligo University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

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