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Monday 24 November 2014

Angler dies after Westmeath boat accident

Members of the Athlone sub aqua club, return to Hodson Bay, having taken part in the search of Lough Ree in Co Westmeath, for a man who is still missing following an accident where the boat he was in with two others capsized yesterday afternoon
Members of the Athlone sub aqua club, return to Hodson Bay, having taken part in the search of Lough Ree in Co Westmeath, for a man who is still missing following an accident where the boat he was in with two others capsized yesterday afternoon
Members of the Garda sub aqua unit at Hodson Bay, as they prepare to join the search of Lough Ree in Co Westmeath, for a man who is still missing following an accident where the boat he was in with two others capsized yesterday afternoon
Members of the Athlone sub aqua club return to Hodson Bay having taken part in the search of Lough Ree in Co Westmeath, for a man who is still missing following an accident

A man from Northern Ireland has died after being rescued from a lough in Westmeath.

The man, in his 20s, was pulled from Lough Ree in the Irish midlands after the boat he was in with two other Northern Ireland men capsized yesterday afternoon.

One of the men remains in a critical condition in hospital while another is still missing.

Damien Delaney, RNLI operations manager at Lough Ree said: "We'll go back to the search area again, where we left off yesterday evening, start again at View Point, we'll be assisted by people from Athlone Sub Aqua and Lanesborough Sub Aqua and some local anglers."

"There was quite a long trail of debris leading right across the lake for a distance of about two miles, so we'll be following that trail area today," he said.

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