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Update: Man and 15-year-old boy drowned in Down quarry

The tragedy occurred in the seaside village of Annalong.

Image: Martin McCartan via Creative Commons

Updated 9am

THE BODIES OF a man and a teenage boy were recovered from a quarry in county Down last night.

PSNI say an investigation into their deaths is now underway, confirming it was a drowning incident. Police also named the victims as 15-year-old Kevin O’Hare and 39-year-old Colin Polland.

Post mortem examinations will be carried out shortly.

It is understood the man jumped into the water at the disused quarry on the Glassdrumman Road in an attempt to save the boy’s life. He had got into trouble while swimming in the water hole, a popular pastime for locals. A number of people were swimming in the quarry at the time.

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