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Man dies after Castleconnell rescue

  A 28-year-old man has died in hospital after he was rescued from the River Shannon at Castleconnell, Co Limerick yesterday. Three other men, aged in their 20s and 30s, are being treated for hypothermia at University Hospital Limerick. The man was submerged in water for more than two hours after a fifteen foot aluminium safety boat capsized, plunging him and the three others into the water at “World’s End”, Castleconnell. Four units of Limerick Fire and Rescue assisted in the multi-agency rescue operation, along with the Killaloe Coastguard, Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, the Ambulance Service, Gardaí and the Shannon-based rescue helicopter. When responding emergency crews arrived they found the boat wrapped around a tree in the middle of the raging swell. Some of the men were clinging to the boat while others were stuck on debris along the tree line. Members from the Limerick Fire and Rescue Service entered the river from the shoreline while Killaloe Coast Guard …

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Killaloe Coastguard rescue four men

Killaloe Coastguard rescued four men following two emergency calls on Lough Derg on Friday evening. The thirty second callout this year was to two men on board a small lake boat near Two Mile Gate on the Clare shore. The duo had been on board a cruiser, which was anchored at Two Mile Gate, but due to the strong wind and rough water they got into difficulty. A friend raised the alarm and rang emergency services. Killaloe Coast Guard launched their rib while a land crew went to Two Mile Gate by road. Within 15 minutes of being paged, the Killaloe Coast Guard crew had taken the two men on board their rescue boat and brought them safely back to the cruiser. After returning to base and standing down, the crew heard a call for help on their VHF radio on CH16. The crew were then tasked by Valentia Coast Guard to relaunch and make their way to Mountshannon where …

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Man dies near Killaloe bridge

  A man in his late fifties died after suffering what is believed to be a suspected heart attack near Killaloe bridge on Friday afternoon. It is understood that the man, who is from the Nenagh area, fell into the water near the St Flannan’s Fishing Club boathouse just south of Killaloe bridge. Killaloe Coastguard were tasked to a report of a man in the water just south of Killaloe bridge at 5.15 pm on Friday afternoon. It is understood that the man was walking along a slipway near the boathouse suffered a suspected heart attack and fell into the lake. He was pulled out of the water by two people who immediately started Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Head officer in charge of Killaloe Coastguard, Joe Doolan was one of the first to arrive on the scene and he also performed CPR before he was joined by one of his coastguad colleagues, Nick Speed Andrews, who is a qualified emergency medical …

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Clonlara shocked over tragic death

A tightly-knit community in South-East Clare is united in grief following the tragic death of a very popular young local man on Christmas Eve. Residents in Clonlara and  surrounding areas were shocked to learn about the death of Brian Morrissey (24), Mount Catherine, Clonlara on Wednesday night. The former St Munchin’s College student was a versatile sportsman excelling as a midfielder with Corbally United, where he is fondly remembered by numerous people involved in the club, and secondary school rugby. He also played soccer with Ringsend when he moved to Dublin to work in the Irish Times a few years ago. The annual Ciaran Twomey Charity memorial game, which was due to be held by Corbally United on St Stephen’s Day, was cancelled as a mark of respect. While Mr Morrissey was in St Munchin’s, he featured on the school’s junior cup team in 2005 and senior cup team in 2008. Described as a “very talented, larger than life character” …

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