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Tributes Paid Over Diving Death Tragedy In Killary Bay

28th October 2013
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Tributes Paid Over Diving Death Tragedy In Killary Bay

#Diving - A man has died after a suspected heart attack while diving in Killary Bay yesterday afternoon (27 October), as the Irish Independent reports.

Family have paid tribute to 52-year-old Gerry Deane, who was with friends on a diving trip at Ireland's only fjord when they got into difficulty as the Galway and Mayo region was lashed by strong winds and heavy rain.

Emergency services were notified around 1.30pm when Deane failed to resurface. He was pulled from the water shortly after and airlifted by Irish Coast Guard helicopter to Galway University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

"He died doing what he loved," said Deane's cousin, Castlebar Rugby Club president Michael Cunningham. "He had been diving for many years but had stopped for a while and went back to it in the last two years."

The Irish Independent has more on the story HERE.

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