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Man dies after falling into sea at Co Donegal lighthouse

The scene at Fanad Lighthouse in north Donegal on Sunday afternoon. Photo: John McAteer.

The scene at Fanad Lighthouse in north Donegal on Sunday afternoon. Photo: John McAteer.

A man from Northern Ireland has died after he fell into the sea close to Fanad Head lighthouse in Co Donegal on Sunday.

He was later pronounced dead despite receiving first aid at the scene before being airlifted to hospital. It is understood an emergency call was received by the Irish coastguard around 3pm.

Ian Scott, of Malin Head Coastguard, said: “We also tasked our coastguard helicopter from Sligo, both Lough Swilly lifeboats and also our fast response coastguard team from Mulroy.”

The man’s name has not yet been released.

 

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