SECOND MAN DIES IN DIVING TRAGEDY

The 118 Irish coastguard rescue helicopter which was involved in the search  at Malin Head, Co Donegal

The 118 Irish coastguard rescue helicopter which was involved in the search at Malin Head, Co Donegal

AN investigation has been launched after a man died today in a tragic diving accident.

His body was recovered from the waters off Malin Head in Co Donegal this morning, say Gardai.

It is understood emergency rescue services, including the Irish Coastguard’s 118 air rescue helicopter, responded after the man, part of a group of divers, got into difficulty a few miles from shore.

He was taken from the water and later pronounced dead in hospital.

It is the second such accident to claim a life this weekend.

A diver became ill near Roches Point in Cork Harbour on Saturday evening.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, was given first aid at the scene but was deemed unresponsive and taken to hospital.

He too was later pronounced dead.

Pathologists are due to carry out a post-mortem this afternoon on the man’s body.

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