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Heartbreak as newlywed drowns while 'snorkeling in the sea with wife' during honeymoon in the Maldives

Mirror logo Mirror 19/10/2017

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A newlywed has tragically died while on honeymoon in the Maldives.

Irishman Andrew Roddy reportedly got into difficulty while snorkeling in the Indian Ocean and drowned.

The 30-year-old Dubliner was on honeymoon with his bride , Gill Campion, when he died.

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to Mr Roddy's family in Ireland.

There is no Irish embassy in the Maldives. But, officials at the Irish embassy in New Delhi, India, are liaising with the authorities in the Maldivian capital of Malé following the death.

Friends and family expressed their heartbreak over the tragic death.

His mother Marion Roddy told the Irish Independent : “I was taking to Gill. She said they were out swimming and looking at dolphins or something.

"‘I turned around and Andrew was gone’ she said, and she didn't know how it happened because they were near each other at the time."

A friend told The Sun: "You have no idea how well-liked this guy was.

“It’s horrific. Poor Gillian is on her own over there, the poor girl. Everyone’s stunned by this.”

Another friend added that the couple, who got married just over two weeks ago, were "inseparable".

Clontarf councillor Damian O'Farrell described it as "an awful tragedy."

He said: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, and I am sure the same can be said for all the residents in the area."

A spokesperson said the Department of Foreign affairs is providing consular assistance.

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