Tragedy as man drowns in Rathmullan

Staff reporter

Reporter:

Staff reporter

The village of Rathmullan is in shock this morning on hearing of the tragic death of a well-known local resident whose body was taken from the water near the pier last night.

The village of Rathmullan is in shock this morning on hearing of the tragic death of a well-known local resident whose body was taken from the water near the pier last night.

A postmortem examination is expected to take place today.

Emergency services and Gardaí were called to the Rathmullan pier area at approximately 11pm last night.

The investigation into the matter is continuing but it is understood at this stage his death is not being treated as suspicious and may have been a tragic accident that occurred while mooring his boat.