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Victims of Carrick-on-Shannon double drowning are Irish and English

The couple was reported missing this morning.

Carrick-On-Shannon
Carrick-On-Shannon
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Updated: 10.30pm

THE TWO VICTIMS of the double drowning in Leitrim are from Ireland and England, it was confirmed this evening.

The couple, who were in their 30s and had been living in Germany, were reported missing to gardaí this morning.

Gardaí have said they are treating the deaths as accidental.

A spokesman said: “The couple, who lived in Germany, had earlier in the week hired a cruiser on the river.

“The body of the man was located in the river close to the hired cruiser at 2pm and the woman’s body was later recovered. The bodies will be removed to Sligo University Hospital where a post-mortem will be carried out on Monday. At this stage the deaths are being treated as accidental.”

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