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Gardaí appeal for witnesses to Liffey drowning

A Tyrone man drowned in the river in the early hours of Sunday morning. He was seen falling into the Liffey after leaving a pub.

The Burgh Quay area of the Liffey Quays, where the incident took place
The Burgh Quay area of the Liffey Quays, where the incident took place
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GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for witnesses to an incident at Burgh Quay on the River Liffey in Dublin in the early hours of last Sunday morning (31 July) in which a man drowned.

Thirty-five-year-old Aiden Mullen from Tattyreagh in Tyrone had been socialising in a pub on Burgh Quay with a number of friends and family. He had attended a match in Croke Park earlier that day.

When the group left the pub to catch taxis home, Mullen was seen falling into the Liffey after he approached the river walls.

His brother jumped into the water but got into difficulties, and was aided by three passers-by, who also jumped into the river.

The Dublin Fire Brigade pulled Mullen’s brother and the three passers-by from the water. His body was recovered a short time later.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet come forward to do so. They can be contacted at Pearse Street Station on 01 6669000 or on 1800 666 111.

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