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Tributes paid to local drowning victims after three tragedies

Jul 23, 2021 13:07 By News Northern Sound
Tributes paid to local drowning victims after three tragedies Tributes paid to local drowning victims after three tragedies
(L-R) Killian Casey, Natasha Core, Michael Hoey
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Five people have died in Irish waters this week.

Tributes are being paid to the three local people who died in separate drowning incidents this week.

It brings to five the number of people who have died in Irish waters this week, with fatalities also in Fermanagh and Down.

Killian Casey got into difficulty in Lough Sheelin on Tuesday evening.

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He was airlifted to Temple Street Children's Hospital but passed away last night.

Local Councillor Trevor Smith extended his sympathy to the family and said the community and Crosserlough GAA have come together at this difficult time.

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On Wednesday evening, 29 year old mother of two Natasha Core died at Swan Lake in Lough Gowna after getting into difficulty.

She entered the water after her son got into difficulty in the lake.

Fianna Fail Councillor Philip Brady says the area has been shocked by having two tragedies so close to each other.

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Also on Wednesday evening, Michael Hoey from Carrickmacross, who was in his 70s, died while snorkelling at Lough Allen in County Leitrim.

He's survived by his wife and five children.

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In a post on Facebook, Michael's son Chris said the entire family are "in a constant state of disbelief and a hope that this is, just a bad dream".

55 year old Peter Jones died following an incident in the Lough Melvin area of west Fermanagh on Wednesday morning.

13 year old Jay Moffett has laid to rest this afternoon, he got into difficulty while swimming with friends at Scarva, County Down on Monday.

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