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Two men drown whilst fishing

Date
30/07/2006
What Happened
Person overboard/swept away/fell in the water
What Caused
Adverse environmental conditions
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Adverse current
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
A WATER tragedy has hit Galloway for the second time in a week when two men died after they were swept into the sea near the Isle of Whithorn on Sunday afternoon.

Last Tuesday Carlisle girl Laura McDiarmant, 15, died after falling onto rocks at a waterfall near Black Loch, Newton Stewart.

Cousins Michael McCreadie and Gerald Dalglish, both 44, from Barrhead, Glasgow were fishing off rocks at Broom Point, near Burrow Head watched by Mr Dalglish's 12 year-old son Jason.

Mr McCreadie suddenly lost his footing and plunged into the sea. Mr Dalglish jumped in to try to pull him clear, but the powerful tides swept both men away from safety.

A distressed Jason called 999 before a holidaymaker from Burrow Head Holiday Park found him "in a distressed state."

A full scale rescue was then launched involving the police, ambulance services, coastguard, inshore lifeboat and a RAF helicopter.
Supporting Information
http://www.gallowaygazette.co.uk/news/local-headlines/two_drown_despite_brave_rescue_bid_1_333759

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