Teenager and man die after boat capsizes off Donegal coast

Two people '“ including a teenager from Northern Ireland '“ have died after a fishing boat capsized off the coast of Donegal.

Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 8:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 18th July 2018, 9:08 am
Two people have died after a boat capsized off the Donegal coast

Three people were rescued when their boat got into difficulty off Malin Head on Tuesday.

Malin Head Coastguard said a 16-year-old boy and a man in his 60s had died.

A man in his 50s from Londonderry who was also involved in the incident is currently being treated in Altnagelvin.

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Gardai said they were notified of an incident in the water off Malin Head at approximately 4.15pm on Tuesday afternoon.

“Three people on a boat had got into difficulties and the coastguard had mounted a rescue operation,” a spokesperson stated.

“A man in his 60s was taken from the water and pronounced dead at the scene.

“His body has been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem will take place.

“A teenage boy and a man believed to be in his 50s were taken to Altnagelvin Hospital.

“Gardaí have been notified by the PSNI that the teenage boy has also died.”