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Monday 23 October 2017

Pals drowned climbing onto boat after night out

THE two friends who drowned climbing onto their boat in Inishbofin Harbour, Co Galway, had been in "great form" just before their deaths.

The two men had spent Saturday night enjoying local hospitality before tragedy struck as they tried to get back onto their vessel. Businessman Donal McEllin (63) and former Mayo footballer Ger Feeney (56) fell into the water sparking a major search of the area yesterday morning. Both men were from Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Gardai from Clifden travelled to Inishbofin and launched a full investigation into the tragedy.

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