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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Man and two children feared dead in Donegal tragedy

Emergency services were called yesterday evening to a report of a car entering the water of Lough Foyle at approximately 10:30pm, close to Quigley’s Point in North East Donegal.

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Garda, Fire services from L/Derry & Donegal and Ambulance were dispatched to the scene at Three Trees on the edge of Lough Foyle, followed by the HM Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 199 from Prestwick.

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Unfortunately three occupants of the vehicle have died as a result of this incident, A male (49) who was driving, and two children, a girl (6) & a 14 years old boy.

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One female (45) escaped the vehicle and raised the alarm. She was later transported to Letterkenny hospital.

Garda have said that after initial investigations that: “the vehicle skidded across the road and down the embankment and plunged into the water”.

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