Boy (15) passes away following 'swimming accident' on Lough Sheelin

TRAGEDY Second death on County Cavan lake in a week

A 15-year-old boy, who was recovered from a Cavan lake on Tuesday afternoon following a "swimming accident" has passed away in hospital as a result of his injuries.

It is the second suspected death due to drowning at a lake in the Breffni county this week as a heatwave continues and revellers flock to lakes.

The Garda Press Office confirmed the sad news of the teenager's death to The Anglo-Celt early this morning.

In a statement they say: 'Gardaí attended the scene of an incident at Lough Sheelin on the afternoon of Tuesday 20th July 2021.

'A male youth was recovered from the water shortly before 3pm.

'He was taken to CHI, Temple Street where his condition was described as serious. He has since passed away.

'The matter is being treated as a swimming accident at this time.'

The young Cavan mum who died following a tragic "swimming accident" on Wednesday evening at a lake in Gowna, Co Cavan, has been named locally as Natasha (Tasha) Core, aged 29 years.

She was a mum to two young boys.

The body of the woman was recovered from the shoreline at what is locally known as Swan Lake by members of the Cavan Fire Services and Civil Defence on Wednesday evening, July 21.

The alarm had been raised shortly before 9.30pm, when gardaí confirm they attended the scene.

An air support unit attached to the Irish Coastguard was dispatched to the area from Dublin to assist in the search.

A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana confirmed: “On Wednesday, 21st July 2021 shortly before 9.30pm, Gardaí attended at a lake in Gowna, Co Cavan following reports of a drowning incident. The body of a woman (late 20s) was recovered near the shore line by Cavan Fire Services & Civil Defence a short time later.”

The body of the deceased woman was removed to the mortuary at Navan Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Gardaí noted that the matter is being treated as a “swimming accident” at this time.

Leitrim drowning

The death of the young woman in Loch Gowna occurred within the same hour as the body of a man, aged in his 70s, was pulled from the water near Spencer Harbour, Drumkeeran, near the Cavan-Leitrim border.

The alarm had been raised at approximately 9pm on Wednesday when the man, who is understood to have gone snorkelling, failed to return to the surface.

“His body was recovered from the water a short time later by local emergency services,” a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána also confirmed.

“The Coroner has been notified and the body of the deceased has been removed to the mortuary at Sligo University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.”

They added that the matter is being treated as a “diving accident” and ruled out the possibility of any possible “foul play”.