Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Derry man dies after drowning in Amsterdam canal

The 37-year-old Derry man's death has been described by Dutch police as a "tragic accident"
The 37-year-old Derry man's death has been described by Dutch police as a "tragic accident"

A Londonderry man has tragically died after being found in an Amsterdam canal.

The 37-year-old's death has been described by Dutch police as a "tragic accident".

According to the Republic's Department of Foreign Affairs Damien McFadden was found on Saturday night at around 11pm.

Reports have said passers-by raised the alarm after spotting the man's body in the Singel Canal in the Dutch capital.

It's understood he was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

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