19-year-old man in Beaumont after reported fall

The young Portsalon man who was removed to Beaumont Hospital after being found with serious head injuries in the Batt’s Walk area of Rathmullan at the weekend may have fallen from a tree, Gardai suggested yesterday.

The young Portsalon man who was removed to Beaumont Hospital after being found with serious head injuries in the Batt’s Walk area of Rathmullan at the weekend may have fallen from a tree, Gardai suggested yesterday.

Daniel McVeigh of Killavee was initially taken to Letterkenny General Hospital before being transferred to Dublin where he underwent emergency surgery.

The 19-year-old man was discovered by a passer-by near the scenic walk on Friday afternoon.

A spokesman at the Garda Press Office said yesterday it was believed Mr. McVeigh may have fallen from a tree and struck his head on the ground.