Thursday, August 11, 2022

A man drowned on Wednesday night after he got into difficulty in the river Barrow in Graiguecullen.

The tragedy happened  at around 9.20pm last night  (Wednesday) close to the town park area of the town in Graiguecullen.

The man, who is believed to be in his 30s and from the area, got into difficulties shortly after entering the river.

Several other swimmers and onlookers attempted in vain to assist the man and bring him to safety.

Ambulance crews, fire units and gardai arrived on scene within minutes, but despite desperate efforts to revive him he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí are treating his death as a tragic accident.

A garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the recovery of a body from the River Barrow in Graiguecullen at approximately 9:20pm yesterday.

“He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was conveyed to University Hospital Waterford where a post-mortem will take place at a later date”.

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