Woman drowns while trying to save child in Co Cavan lake

A young mother has drowned in a Co Cavan lake while trying to rescue her child.

It is understood the woman, aged in her late 20s, got into difficulty after entering the water at Loch Gowna at about 8.30pm

Gardaí believe she may have been trying to help her child return to the shore.

A large scale search involving the Coast Guard helicopter, several units of gardaí and Civil Defence took place before the woman’s body was recovered after 9pm.

Her body was taken to Navan Hospital where a postmortem is expected to be carried out.

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