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Man who drowned in Clare lake 'slipped and fell' while walking his dogs

The incident happened yesterday evening.

GARDAÍ ARE TREATING the discovery of a body in a Co Clare lake as not suspicious.

The man, aged in his 40s, was pulled from Lough Burke yesterday evening and pronounced dead at the scene.

It is currently believed he slipped and fell into the lake while out walking his dogs.

His body has been removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

This is the third death in Clare in recent days.

On Thursday a man in his 50s died while working on machinery at a farm near Doonbeg.

RTÉ News reports that on Friday evening another man, also aged in his 50s, died in Fanore when he become trapped under the bucket of a dumper truck.

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