Man drowns after car slips into water off Donegal pier

Man drowns after car slips into water off Donegal pier

Very sad news.


Gardaí have confirmed that a 26-year-old man drowned in the early hours of Sunday morning after an incident at Poolawaddy Pier, Arranmore.


The specific details of the incident are unconfirmed, but Gardaí have said that a vehicle "entered the water" off the pier while the young man was inside it.


A second man, who had also been in the vehicle at the time of the incident, managed to safely get to land.


However, the 26-year-old was found dead at the scene.


His body has been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem will take place on Monday.

A spokesperson for An Garda Síochána has confirmed that investigations are ongoing.

The incident is reminiscent of a similar tragedy that occurred in Buncrana, Donegal in 2016.


A family of five drowned after their vehicle slid off the pier and became submerged in water. A four-month-old baby was rescued.


Sean McGrotty and his two sons Mark and Evan died as a result of the incident, as did Mr McGrotty's mother-in-law Ruth, and Ruth's daughter Jodi.

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