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Man Dies in Jetski incident in Co Fermanagh

5th April 2021

The PSNI has confirmed that a man's body was recovered from a river in Co Fermanagh after what is believed to have been a tragic jet ski accident, reports Belfast Live.

The Emergency services attended the scene on the River Erne between Upper and Lower Lough Erne, close to the village of Bellanaleck.

The emergency call was received around 3.40 pm on Saturday (3rd) that a person had entered the river, and the incident was attended by the Police Service, the NI Ambulance Service and the Charity Air Ambulance with the Helicopter Emergency Service crew on board.

The Belfast Telegraph reported that First Minister Arlene Foster expressed her sadness at the death of the man who has been named Declan Ryan. She tweeted, "Very tragic news coming from Fermanagh today. My condolences to the family at this devastating time".

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down.

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