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Man, aged 50, dies while walking in Donegal as second walker is taken to hospital with injuries

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A MAN has died after a tragic fall while walking in the hills in Donegal.

The incident happened near Dunlewley at around 1pm on Saturday afternoon.

A man has died after a tragic fall while walking in the hills in DonegalCredit: Garrett White – The Sun Dublin

The deceased is believed to be in his 50s and was walking with another man in Cro Nimhe when he fell and suffered fatal injuries.

The incident is being treated as a tragic accident and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

Recovery surgery took place and the man’s body was recovered from the mountain and taken to the Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) mortuary.

The local coroner has now been informed and a post-mortem examination is being prepared.

The other man walking with the deceased, also in his 50s, suffered injuries in the fall and was airlifted to LUH.

His injuries are described as non-life-threatening.

An Garda Síochana said in a statement to The Irish Sun: “Gardai and local rescue services were notified of an incident involving two hill walkers at Poisoned Glen, Dunlewey, Co. at around 1pm on Saturday 20 April 2024. Donegal.

“One of the people, a man in his late fifties, suffered fatal injuries after a fall.

“After recovery surgery, he was removed from the mountain and transported to the University Hospital Letterkenny mortuary.

“The second, also a man in his late 50s, sustained injuries and was taken from the scene to Letterkenny University Hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.”

Post-mortem expected

The local coroner has been informed and preparations are being made for a post-mortem examination.

Tributes are also being paid to the young boy who tragically died after getting into trouble in a hotel swimming pool in Co Clare.

Shay Lynch’s school said the young man, 7, will be “sadly missed” following his tragic accident at the Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Center in Killaloe.

The Clare youngster was a first-class pupil at Scoil Seanain Naofa in Clonlara.

Moving tribute

In a moving tribute, headteacher Donnchadh Kelleher said: “Our school community has experienced the tragic death of our beloved student Shay Lynch. Shay is a much-loved Year 1 student at Scoil Seanain Naofa.

“His bright smile and kind heart endeared him to everyone in our school community. He will be greatly missed.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his parents Tania and James, his sister Abi, the extended family and his wide circle of friends.

“The offers of support are pouring in and are hugely appreciated. Our school has implemented our Critical Incident Management Plan.

“We are liaising with the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) to ensure that support structures are in place to help our school community cope with this tragedy.

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