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Body of young man recovered after getting into difficulty swimming logo 20/06/2017 Cliodhna Russell
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THE BODY OF a man in his twenties has been recovered after he got into difficulty swimming in Carrick-on-Suir in Tipperary this afternoon.

The coastguard was alerted to the incident by a member of the public at around 4.45pm. It happened downstream from Ormond Castle.

Rescue 117 was tasked and arrived on the scene just after 5pm.

A spokesperson for the coastguard told that Rescue 117 advised of a possible sighting of a casualty below surface of water at 5.15pm.

The man was recovered by a local diver and pronounced dead at the scene. The body was taken to University Hospital Waterford by ambulance.


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