Investigation begins following death of man on the Shannon-Erne waterway

Investigation begins following death of  man on the Shannon-Erne waterway

The Health and Safety Authority is investigating after a man drowned in Leitrim yesterday afternoon.

It’s understood the married man in his 50s was involved in an incident while examining a lock on the Shannon-Erne waterway near Leitrim village.

The HSA has confirmed an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death is underway, after his body was recovered from the River Shannon at approximately 7pm last night.

In a statement to Shannonside FM this afternoon Waterways Ireland has offered sympathies to the family and friends of the man who they have described as their "esteemed colleague".


More in this Section

McHugh indicates summer schooling on way for students who need extra supportMcHugh indicates summer schooling on way for students who need extra support

Report highlights some gardaí reluctant to arrest domestic abusersReport highlights some gardaí reluctant to arrest domestic abusers

Crunch government formation talks to continue over weekendCrunch government formation talks to continue over weekend

Independent TDs may hold the key to government formationIndependent TDs may hold the key to government formation


Lifestyle

What is the future of fashion and how will the ‘high street’ look when this is all over? Corina Gaffey asks those in the knowThe future of fashion: How the crisis will impact the retail industry and what we wear

Surveying the global market, Des O’Sullivan says when the going gets tough, the tough get goingHow art world is putting changed times in picture

I have fallen for one of my friends and I am extremely confused! This is the first girl I’ve liked so it’s all new for me, and it’s the same for her.Dear Louise: 'This is the first girl I've liked so it's all new to me'

I ’M mad for the snacks these days — I think I will forever associate lockdown with snacking. I’m trying to keep it under control and not just grab whatever comes to hand but it is a bit of an effort for me.Derval O'Rourke's top tips for healthy snacks

More From The Irish Examiner