?BREAKING: Gardai confirm that a man has died after getting into difficulty while swimming – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

?BREAKING: Gardai confirm that a man has died after getting into difficulty while swimming




Gardai have confirmed tonight that a man aged in his 60s has sadly died in Portarlington, Co. Laois after getting into trouble while swimming this afternoon.

It’s understood that the incident occurred around 3:30pm at Lake Derryounce.

The man was helped out of the water and taken by ambulance to Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise, but sadly he was pronounced dead a short time later.

GardaĆ­ says that a case is being prepared for the coroner.

This is the third swimming-related death in the last week with people asked to take extreme care when out on the water.

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