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One Dead, One Critical As Search Continues For Missing Third Angler In Lough Ree

21st March 2014
One Dead, One Critical As Search Continues For Missing Third Angler In Lough Ree

#LoughRee - RTÉ News is reporting this morning (Friday 21 March) that one of two men recovered from Lough Ree last night has died in hospital.

The second man is still in critical condition while the search resumed this morning for a third man missing after the boat carrying the party of three capsized in strong winds near Hodson Bay outside Athlone, as reported yesterday on Afloat.ie.

It's since emerged that the three men were part of a group of six from a Co Armagh angling club.

Local anglers have joined the Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat, the Garda Water Unit and and the Athlone and Lanesborough Sub Aqua Club in the search and rescue operation, which is concentrating on a debris trail stretching some 3km along the eastern side of the lough.

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