A fisherman died when his boat overturned close to an island in south Connemara on yesterday afternoon.

 

The body of the man, who is in his 60s and from the locality, was found close to Crow Island in Kilkieran Bay.

 

The fisherman was alone on the boat when it overturned at about 4.30 pm yesterday.

The alarm was raised and the man’s body was recovered by the RNLI and Coast Guard.

He was taken by helicopter to University Hospital Galway where a postmortem is due to be carried out today.

Gardai in Clifden are investigating.

 

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