Shock in Mayo at death of six year old boy

The six-year-old boy who died tragically in Mayo yesterday has been named as local child Louis Chen.

He was found in a stream close to his home in Rehins Fort, Ballina yesterday afternoon, after being reported missing.

He was pronounced dead in Mayo University Hospital, where a post-mortem will take place.

The child’s family are well known in the area, where they run businesses.

Local Councillor Mark Duffy says the community will support the grieving family – despite the Covid-19 pandemic: