Man, 26, dies after car slips off pier overnight

A 26-year-old man has died after a car slipped off a pier.

Sunday, 17th November 2019, 4:36 pm
Arranmore lighthouse - Google image

Gardai said they attended the scene of an incident where a vehicle entered the water at Poolawaddy Pier, Arranmore, in Co Donegal at approximately 5.10am on Sunday.

Two men were in the vehicle at the time of the incident and one, a 30-year-old, managed to get to land but the other was fatally injured.

His body has been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital, where a post-mortem examination will take place on Monday.

Investigations are said to be ongoing.

Almost four years ago, five members of a family from County Londonderry drowned when their car slid off a pier at Buncrana, County Donegal.

Tributes have been made online.