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Man dies after fall on ferry in Aran Islands

The man died from injuries sustained in a fall on a ferry he was working on over the weekend.

Inish Mór coastline (File photo)
Inish Mór coastline (File photo)
Image: Wikimedia Commons

A MAN HAS died after he sustained head injuries in a fall on a ferry docked in the Aran Islands over the weekend.

The man, 73, had been working on the Ceoil na Farraige ferry on Inish Mór in the Aran Islands when its reported that he fell in a stairwell.

Valentia Coast Guard said that it received a call for assistance just after 11.30am on Sunday morning and a helicopter was tasked from Shannon.

The helicopter arrived on the scene just before 12.15pm and with assistance from the north Aran coastguard the helicopter transported the man to Galway University Hospital where it arrived just before 1pm.

The man subsequently died from his injuries, the Irish Times reports this morning.

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