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Five people die in separate drowning incidents this week

A 15-year-old boy who was rescued from Lough Sheelin on Tuesday has died.
Jul 23rd 2021, 7:21 AM 39,660 11

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy who was recovered from Lough Sheelin on Tuesday afternoon has died in hospital. 

The boy was swimming in the lake, which is located on the border of Westmeath, Meath and Cavan. 

He was rescued from the water shortly before 3pm on Tuesday.

He was taken to Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street in Dublin in a serious condition, but died on Wednesday.

His death brings the total number of people who have died in water incidents on the island of Ireland this week to five.

On Wednesday, a woman in her late 20s died after a drowning incident in Loch Gowna in Co Cavan. 

In a separate incident on Wednesday, a man in his 70s who was snorkelling at Spencer Harbour in Drunkeeran, Co Leitrim failed to return to the surface. 

His body was recovered from the water a short time later by local emergency services. 

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In Fermanagh, a 55-year-old man died following an incident in the Lough Melvin area on Wednesday morning. 

 It comes days after the death of teenager Jay Moffett who entered a lake in the Canal Court area of Scarva.

- With reporting from PA. 

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