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Drowned Man in Lough Ree Identified as Darryl Burke

Date
05/04/2014
What Happened
Rig in trouble
What Caused
N/A
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Equipment failure
Injury Details
N/A
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
A body which was recovered from Lough Ree in County Westmeath has been formally identified as missing County Armagh angler Darryl Burke.

The 30-year-old from Portadown, was fishing on the lake with two friends when their boat sank on 20 March.

David Warnock, 27, from Richhill, was rescued but later died in hospital.

A body was found in the water on Saturday afternoon. Gardaí (Irish police) said his family have been informed.

Supporting Information
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-26841741

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