Man dies in bonfire building accident in Northern Ireland

Police have confirmed that a man in his 30s has died following an accident at a bonfire site in Northern Ireland.

The man’s death occurred in the Fairway area of Larne last night, Saturday July 9th.

Inspector Adrian Bryan said: “We understand that the man was assisting in the building of the bonfire when this tragic accident occurred.

“Our thoughts are very much with his family at this time.”


He continued: “Our investigation has commenced and we are appealing for witnesses, especially those who were in the area last night around 10.15pm, to come forward and contact us on 101 quoting reference number 1866 09/07/22.

“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”