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Tragedy as man rescued from water in Ballyshannon dies

A YOUNG man has died after he was recovered from the River Erne in Ballyshannon in a critical condition this afternoon, gardai have confirmed.
The man was spotted by a passer-by the water in the Ballyshannon estuary just after midday on Sunday.
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.
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