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22/10/2021

Garda investigation launched after man found unconscious on Donegal island passes away

The man in his 50s was airlifted to Sligo University Hospital in a critical condition

Two people rescued by Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat

The Arranmore lifeboat was requested to bring paramedics from the mainland at 9.15am on Sunday to treat a casualty

Gardaí have launched an investigation after a man who was found unconscious on a beach on Arranmore on Sunday morning passed away.

The island’s lifeboat was requested to bring paramedics from the mainland at 9.15am on Sunday to treat a casualty, a spokeswoman for Arranmore RNLI said.

Gardaí received reports at 10am of a man being discovered unconscious on a beach on the island.

The man in his 50s who was airlifted to Sligo University Hospital in a critical condition has since passed away.

“A post mortem will be conducted at a later date and this will determine the course of the Garda investigation,” a Garda spokesman said.

It is understood foul play is not suspected and the incident is being treated as a tragic accident.

 

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