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Tributes paid to consultant doctor who died in Lough Corrib

Aongus Curran’s body was recovered yesterday.

Image: Denis Simonet via Flickr/Creative Commons

A MAN WHOSE body was recovered from Lough Corrib in Co Galway yesterday has been named locally as Aongus Curran.

A search had begun on the lake after a man who had gone fishing was reported missing.

The Coast Guard told TheJournal.ie that the initial reports were that a boat was found drifting on the lough. Local search and rescue groups, the Civil Defence and garda divers were involved in the search and recovery effort.

The man’s body was found yesterday. He has been named locally as Aongus Curran, who was a consultant doctor at St Vincent’s hospital and professor at UCD.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has today expressed his deep sadness at the death of Professor Curran.

I was very sorry to hear today that Professor Curran had passed away. He was an enormously respected surgeon, and a valued teacher to medical students at UCD.
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to his family, loved ones and his colleagues. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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