PM taking place on body of English diver who drowned off Portnablagh


A post mortem examination is due to take place today on the body of a 57 year old diver who drowned off the coast of Donegal on Friday.
John Alwright got into difficulties while out with a group of divers near Portnablagh.
 
Mr Alwright, from Langford, Bedfordshire, was in Donegal with a group of English divers visiting the county.
It is reported that the 57 year-old was swept by an under-water current into a cave and his oxygen mask became dislodged.
Efforts were made by fellow-divers to replace the mask as Malin Head Coast Guard was alerted.
The Mulroy Bay Coast Guard and Sligo’s Rescue 118 helicopter were tasked to the scene.
Defibrillator assistance was applied but Mr Alwright was pronounced dead on arrival at Letterkenny University Hospital.
Gardai say investigations are continuing into the death.
Meanwhile, a teenager was treated for injuries in hospital after falling near the Great Pollet Arch in Fanad on Saturday afternoon.
The coastguard say the young man had sustained head and back injuries, so it was decided to airlift him to Letterkenny University Hospital.

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