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Post-mortem due on Roscommon brother and sister following Kerry drowning

Aug 5, 2022 09:03 By Shannonside News
Post-mortem due on Roscommon brother and sister following Kerry drowning
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The alarm was raised yesterday evening after man was seen getting into difficulty in the water.

Post-mortem examinations are due to take place on the bodies of two people, believed to be brother and sister from Roscommon, who died following a drowning accident in Ballybunion.

The man in his 50s from Lecarrow and the woman in her 60s with an address in Sweden, were recovered from the water, shortly after 6 o'clock last evening.

The alarm was raised when a person on the beach spotted a man getting into difficulties in the water just after 6pm.

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First responders arrived at the scene and the man was brought ashore to the men's beach, but efforts to revive him failed.

As the man was receiving medical attention, a woman was spotted in the water and was subsequently brought ashore.

However, it's been confirmed that she has also died.

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Members of Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue, Kilrush Lifeboat and the Rescue 115 helicopter were all involved in the operation.

It's believed the two people who died were a brother and sister; the man in his 50s was from Roscommon while his sister who was 62, had an address in Sweden.

It's believed at least one other family member, a teenage boy, was on holiday with them at the time of the tragedy.

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The bodies were taken to the mortuary at University Hospital Kerry for a post-mortem, and a Garda investigation has also been launched.

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