Clipper: Sadness at race death

Andrew Ashman, who died during the Clipper Race.
Andrew Ashman, who died during the Clipper Race.

Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council, Cllr Elisha McCallion has expressed her heartfelt regret and sadness following the tragic death of Andrew Ashman, a crew member on board the Clipper Race yacht IchorCoal, following an incident earlier today during Leg 1 of the Clipper Round the World Race.

She said: “I was so shocked and saddened to hear this news earlier today and would like to extend my condolences, and those of the people of the city and district, to Andrew’s family at this extremely sad time.

“Our thoughts are also with the other crew members and everyone associated with the Clipper Race family, who are no doubt totally devastated at this tragic event.

Colr. McCallion made contact with the crew of the Derry~Londonderry~Doire over the weekend to offer her support.