Gardaí in Co Clare have confirmed that a 52 year old man has died following a farming accident in Labasheeda.
It is understood the tragic accident occurred at approximately 7.20pm on Tuesday night, when the victim who was unloading slurry from his tractor and trailer was suddenly knocked into a slurry pit after it rolled backwards.
Reports suggest man then drowned. Although attempts were made to resuscitate him at the scene he was sadly pronounced dead.
Both Gardaí d the Health Safety Authority have said an investigation is ongoing.