|Posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:05 PM|
The Castletownbere RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew have aided in the recovery of the body of a man from the sea a mile and a half off Travarra, in the Beara Peninsula, West Cork.
The man is believed to be in his early twenties.
Castletownbere RNLI launched at 1.35pm this afternoon (22 July) and was joined by Rescue 115, Derrynane inshore rescue and the Castletownbere Coast Guard. A man was sighted in the water at Traverra at around 2.30pm and recovered by a local vessel before being transferred onto the RNLI lifeboat and returned to Castletownbere. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor.
Commenting on the callout Castletownbere RNLI Deputy Coxswain Paul Stevens said, “This is a terrible tragedy and we extend our sympathies to the young man’s family and friends.”