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Tourism official drowns whilst swimming at the end of a family holiday.

Date
04/07/2006
What Happened
Person tired/overwhelmed by water
What Caused
Adverse environmental conditions
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Adverse weather
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
No

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Description of Incident
David Roulston,46, drowned as he went for a swim after stopping off at Downhill beach near Coleraine, Northern Ireland. He and his family had just been on a holiday where they stopped off at Downhill beach for a swim. He went into the sea with a daughter before weather conditions changed for the worse. A helicopter brought into help with the search was unable to lift him from the water due to the rough conditions but finally a lifeboat was able to bring him back to shore, unfortunately, attempts to revive him failed.
Supporting Information
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/6151658.stm
http://www.colerainetimes.co.uk/community/remembering-david-1-2609944
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-13101728

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