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Tributes Paid to Young Man Who Died Following Jet Ski Incident in Killaloe

1st June 2023
File image of Killaloe Bridge over the River Shannon
File image of Killaloe Bridge over the River Shannon, near to where the jet ski incident occurred in Lough Derg on Wednesday 31 May Credit: AKGD/Wikimedia

Tributes have been paid to 19-year-old Wassiou Ayawe, who died after an incident involving a jet ski in Killaloe on Wednesday afternoon (31 May).

As RTÉ News reports, the talented footballer died after he and two teenage girls were thrown into the waters of Lough Derg after the personal watercraft they were riding flipped over near Killaloe Bridge.

It’s understood that the two girls, who were wearing lifejackets, were able to swim to safety.

Colin Becker, former president of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland said: “Our sympathies go to the victim's family and friends.”

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