Ireland

Woman and man drown in separate incidents

A woman, believed to be in her late 20s, has died in a drowning incident on the Longford-Cavan border.

Gardaí were called to the scene at a lake in Gowna shortly before 9.30pm last night.

The woman’s body was recovered by Cavan Fire Services and Civil Defence a short time later.

The coroner has been notified and a post-mortem examination is planned at Navan hospital.

In a separate incident, a man in his 70s drowned in Co Leitrim.

The alarm was raised at around 9pm last night at Spencer Harbour, Drunkeeran when the man who was snorkelling failed to return.

His body was recovered from the water a short time later by local emergency services.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place at Sligo University Hospital.

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