Belfast Telegraph

1,000 mourn sea death islander

More than 1,000 mourners have attended the funeral of a Rathlin Island man found dead off its coast.

Johnny Curry, 66, was travelling from Rathlin to Ballycastle when he fell overboard on Saturday.

An air and sea rescue was launched after the crew of a ferry travelling between Ballycastle and Rathlin Island spotted the empty rigid inflatable boat.

Redbay lifeboat discovered Mr Curry's body a mile off the island's Rue Point.

It is thought something snagged in the propeller of his boat.

His coffin was carried past Rathlin harbour and marina and into St Thomas' Church of Ireland overlooking the island for the funeral.

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