Young man who dies in pier tragedy is named locally

The 26-year-old man who died after his car went off a pier has been named locally.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 9:37 am
RNLI

The young man who died on Arranmore - a County Donegal island - has been named as Lee Early.

He was one of two men in the vehicle when it entered the water at Poolawaddy Pier on Arranmore island at about 5am today.

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The second man, who is 30, escaped from the car and got to safety.

According to Donegal Daily, Mr Early had worked on the Arranmore Ferry and as a volunteer on the island's RNLI lifeboat.

Condolences have poured in online for all affected by the tragedy.

One said: "Awful tragedy, sad day for the area. Condolences to the Early family and work family. Popular young man, we will all miss him. RIP Lee. "

Another said: "We send our deepest sympathy to all our colleagues at Arranmore RNLI and to Lee's family. Ar Dhéis lámh Dé go raibh sé".

And another post said: "So very sorry for the loss of this young man x".