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Man taken from water off Galway dies

The man was taken from the water after falling from the quayside at Spanish Arch this morning.

File photo of the Irish Coast Guard
File photo of the Irish Coast Guard
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Updated 16.07

A MAN WHO was taken from the water off the Galway coast by rescue workers this morning has died.

Valentia Coast Guard was alerted at 8.22 am that a man had fallen into the water from the quayside at Spanish Arch. The Coast Guard then tasked lifeboats and a rescue helicopter  to the scene.

The local vessel Venture and a Galway lifeboat located the casualty at 9.45 am. The man was taken to the lifeboat station, where his condition was observed as “critical”, before he was transferred to hospital.

Gardaí this afternoon confirmed that the man has since passed away. They are treating his death as a tragic incident.

The age of the man is not known.

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