Man Dies On Lough Ree During Fishing Trip

MAN DIES ON LOUGH REE DURING FISHING TRIP

An extensive search operation is underway on Lough Ree in the Midlands – after a boating accident claimed the life of a man.

The 27-year-old from the Northern Ireland – who died at Galway University Hospital – was rescued from the water yesterday afternoon.

He was among three men in a small fishing boat that capsized in strong winds on the lake close to the Hodson Bay pier near Athlone.

A man in his 60s is in a critical condition in hospital – while a man aged in his 30s remains missing.

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