Two men who died during an Ironman event in Co Cork yesterday have been named. 65 year old Ivan Chittenden from Toronto in Canada was holidaying in Ireland when he decided to take part in the event in Youghal.
Brendan Wall aged 44 was originally from Co Meath but was living in Solihull in the UK. Post mortem's will take place on the bodies of both men today. Investigations are underway into their deaths, and Southern Correspondent with the Irish Independent Ralph Riegel says the PM results will be pivotal to that.
"It really has shocked I think not just the town of Youghal, but endurance sports fans all over Europe," he said. "We know that the two fatalities happened quite early in the morning.
"The events began around 8am and one man got into difficulty in the water and he was very quickly taken from the water. But despite the very best efforts of doctors and paramedics on the shoreside, he was pronounced dead in Youghal."