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Funeral details announced for Kevin McGeough after Warrenpoint Port death

A man has died following an incident at Warrenpoint Harbour.
A man has died following an incident at Warrenpoint Harbour. Picture
Port chief executive Clare Guinness
Local councillor Jarlath Tinnelly

The funeral for Kevin McGeough who died at Warrenpoint Harbour on Thursday will take place on Monday it has been announced.

Mr McGeough, from Rostrevor, was in his 50s. He was married to Patricia and had three children Kevin, John and Gerardine and was grandfather to Callum.

His funeral takes place at St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Rostrevor at 11am with interment at Kilbroney Cemetery.

The family have asked for donations - if desired - to be made to the Southern Area Hospice and family flowers only.

Newry independent councillor Mark Gibbons worked with Mr McGeough. He described him as an "absolute gentleman".

"Kevin was also extremely hard working and a devoted family man who was very highly respected in the local area," he said.

"My thoughts and prayers are with Patricia, Kevin, John and Gerardine and the wider family at this tragic time.

"I would also like to convey my deepest sympathies to the harbour workforce and work colleagues who have been traumatised and shocked by yesterday's events."

St Bronagh's GAA club also paid its respects. Mr McGeough volunteered behind the bar at its social club. The club said his passing was met with sadness and shock.

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Emergency services attended the scene at Warrenpoint Port at around 2.30pm on Thursday.

The exact circumstances of his death are not yet known but it is believed he was crushed by a piece of machinery. An investigation has been launched.

Warrenpoint Harbour is Northern Ireland's second largest port. In 2018 it handled 3.6million tonnes of cargo last year, and had a turnover of £6.1m.

It employs around 70 people, with approximately 200 more working in the harbour estate.

Warrenpoint Port chief executive Clare Guinness added: "On behalf of everyone at Warrenpoint Port, we wish to convey our deepest sympathies to the family.

"The PSNI and Health and Safety Executive were immediately informed of the incident and we are co-operating with them and all relevant authorities to enable a full investigation to take place."

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