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15-year-old dies in hospital after being rescued from Lough Sheelin

A 15-year-old boy has died in hospital after he was rescued from Lough Sheelin on Tuesday afternoon.

He was seriously injured after he got into difficulty while swimming in the lake, which is located on the border of Westmeath, Meath and Cavan.


Emergency services attended the incident shortly before 3pm and recovered the boy from the water.

He was taken to Children’s Health Ireland Temple Street where his condition was described as serious.

A garda spokesman confirmed that the teenager was pronounced dead in hospital yesterday evening.


A number of water-related deaths were reported this week; a woman in her 20s died following a drowning incident in Loch Gowna, Co Cavan on Wednesday.

At Spencer Harbour in Drunkeeran, Co Leitrim, a man in his 70s died on Wednesday while snorkelling, with his body being recovered from the water a short time after the incident by emergency services.

In Fermanagh, a 55-year-old woman died following an incident in the Lough Melvin area on Wednesday morning.


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