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Photographer dies after falling into the water in Donegal

The accident happened near Fanad Lighthouse.
Aug 17th 2014, 7:59 PM 51,226 48

A PHOTOGRAPHER HAS died after falling into the water near Fanad Lighthouse.

The man, believed to be in his 60s slipped from a rock to the west of Fanad Lighthouse this afternoon, being carried into a gulley.

Two boats of the Irish Coast Guard were dispatched from Lough Swilly, but due to gale force winds, neither was able to get to the man.

A coast guard helicopter arrived on scene as one of the lifeboats managed to get the man on board.

He was brought by helicopter to Letterkenny General Hospital with CPR being administered on the way.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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