Two men died in a boating accident off the coast of Inishbofin in Co. Galway early this morning.
The pair, aged in their late 50's and early 60's had arrived on the island yesterday on a 40ft motor cruiser and it is understood, through local lifeboat sources, the accident appears to have happened as the two men returned to the cruiser by dinghy on Saturday night.
Both men were wearing lifejackets.
One of the bodies was washed ashore, while another was located inside the upturned dinghy around 11 o'clock this morning.
The bodies were airlifted by the Sligo-based Coastguard helicopter to Galway University Hospital.
Post-mortem examinations will be carried out to determine the exact cause of death.