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Young woman and elderly man drown in separate lake incidents

The incidents occurred in counties Cavan and Leitrim.

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Two people have drowned in separate incidents in the last 24 hours.

A woman who is aged in her late 20s died in a drowning incident in Co Cavan.

Gardai were called to a lake in Gowna at around 9.30pm on Wednesday.

The body of the woman was recovered near the shore line by Cavan Fire Services and Civil Defence a short time later.

The coroner has been notified and the body of the woman has been removed to the mortuary at Navan Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The incident is being treated as a swimming accident at this time.

Meanwhile, a man in his 70s died while snorkelling at Spencer Harbour in Drunkeeran, Co Leitrim.

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The alarm was raised at around 9pm on Wednesday when the man failed to return to the surface.

His body was recovered from the water a short time later by local emergency services.

The coroner has been notified and the body has been removed to the mortuary at Sligo University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The matter is being treated as a diving accident at this time and foul play is not suspected by gardai.


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