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Lithuanian man drowns after going for a swim in Galway lake

The man, who is originally from Lithuania, went swimming in Ballyquike Lake in Moycullen.

Ballyquirke Lake, near Moycullen in Co Galway where the man drowned.
Ballyquirke Lake, near Moycullen in Co Galway where the man drowned.
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A 36-YEAR-OLD man has drowned in a Galway lake.

The man, who is originally from Lithuania, went swimming in Ballyquirke Lake in Moycullen, Co. Galway yesterday evening.

A  garda source told TheJournal.ie the man was taken from the water at around 6.40pm and was pronounced dead after 9pm at University Hospital Galway.

A post-mortem will be carried out on the body later.

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