Two people drown in separate incidents in Galway city

Gardaí are investigating after two people drowned in separate incidents in Galway this afternoon.

Two people drown in separate incidents in Galway city

Gardaí are investigating after two people drowned in separate incidents in Galway this afternoon.

At around 2pm, a 19-year-old man got into difficulty while swimming in the River Corrib at Dangan close to NUIG.

The man's body was removed from the water by the coast guard and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

At around the same time a passerby discovered the body of a woman in the Galway docks.

The RNLI lifeboat attended the scene in the harbour and assisted in removing the woman’s body from the water.

It is believed she was aged in her 40s or 50s and she was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Both bodies have been taken University Hospital Galway where post mortem examinations will be carried out.

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