Tributes paid to young man who fell to his death from the top of a bonfire in Larne on Saturday night – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Tributes paid to young man who fell to his death from the top of a bonfire in Larne on Saturday night




Image source: Love Belfast

Tributes were paid to a man who died after falling from a bonfire in Northern Ireland.

John Steele was helping to build the gigantic bonfire on the Antiville Estate in Larne, County Antrim when the incident happened last night.

The bonfire, built from stacked wooden pallets, was more than 50 feet tall.

It was one of around 250 built ahead of the traditional Eleventh Night celebrations in Loyalist areas of Northern Ireland.

The fireworks will be set off to mark the start of the main date of the Protestant Loyal Order parade season on the 12th of July.

Construction on the Antiville Fire was almost complete when the incident happened.

Share this story

Tell us what you think on our Facebook page