Two bodies recovered from water near Donegal

Elias Hubbard
July 10, 2017

Gardaí in Co Donegal have confirmed that the bodies of two men who reportedly died in a drowning accident over the weekend have been recovered.

A second report alerted the Coastguard that a boat had left Teelin yesterday with two occupants on board and had failed to return.

The Sligo-based Rescue 118 helicopter was on the scene at Malin Beg Head, with the all-weather lifeboat from Arranmore requested.

The identities of the two men have not been made public as of yet, however, it is believed that they were originally from Poland and living in Ireland.

The pier at Teelin, from which the two men set out.

A source told the Herald they ran out of fuel near Raithlin O'Birne Island, just off Malinbeg, a month ago.

It is understood the body washed ashore wasn't wearing a lifejacket but there was one on the second body. "We issued a stern warning to them about being cautious at sea".

"Those waters are notorious", he said.

"It's the most tragic thing we experience in our community".

"The coastline off Malinbeg and Glencolmcille and around Raithlin O'Birne Island is very unsafe".

"The waters are treacherous".

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