Casey funeral to be held this morning

The funeral of an Irishman who died while trying to swim the English Channel last weekend gets underway at 11am this morning.

The funeral of an Irishman who died while trying to swim the English Channel last weekend gets underway at 11am this morning.

Paraic Casey of Passage West in Cork suffered a heart attack just 90 minutes from reaching the end of the 34 kilometre swim.

He undertook the swim to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul and Marymount H ospice.

Ned Denison swam with Paraic with the Sandycove Island Swimming Club: "He put his heart and mind to it and in the last 12 months he swam more than two million metres in preparation.

"He was a fit man, he was in a great mental state and had the appropriate amount of confidence."

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