Limerick man dies in tragic diving accident

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A MAN who tragically died following a dive in north Cork on Saturday evening has been named as 46 year-old John McNally, from Bruff, county Limerick.

He died while diving near Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour.

The deceased was a long term member of the Limerick Sub Aqua Club, one of the oldest diving clubs in the country.

The alarm was raised after the man surfaced to his boat following a dive. It is understood he had been missing for about 10 minutes.

Members of Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat crew rendered first aid and the man was taken ashore and brought to Cork University Hospital. He was pronounced dead there later.

He is understood to have been a member of a voluntary divers search and rescue unit in North Cork.

A post-mortem examination is due to be conducted, and garda sources said investigations are ongoing.

A Polish diver died in a separate incident off the coast of north Donegal yesterday morning.

The accident happened near Inishtrahull Island some 10km to the northwest of Malin Head.

The man got into difficulty after returning to the surface after a deep dive and the coast guard was called. He was airlifted to Altnagelvin hospital in Derry but was pronounced dead on arrival.




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