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Victims of drowning off Donegal are named

By Ed Carty

Two men who drowned on a weekend fishing trip have been named as friends originally from Lithuania.

Rimantas Barauskas, aged in his 50s, was found dead on the shore at Malinbeg, near Carrick, Co Donegal, at around 10.30am on Sunday.

A local farmer had spotted his body on an inaccessible stretch of shoreline and called in the emergency services.

A short while later, Raimundas Jezdauskas, understood to be aged in his 30s, was found in the water by an Irish Coast Guard crew searching the sea close to Malinbeg.

Mr Barauskas had been living in Oldcastle, Co Meath, while Mr Jezdauskas had been living in Ballymahon, Co Longford, and they are believed to have travelled to Donegal for a fishing trip.

Only one of the men was wearing a life jacket, Irish Coast Guard chiefs have said.

Their deaths will be investigated by the Marine Casualty Investigations Board and a file is being prepared for the local coroner's office.

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