Sunday 15 September, 2019

Latest water tragedy victim named by police

Police have named the victim who died after getting into difficulty in the water on Friday.

He is 77-year-old Robert Barron from Colorado, in the US.

Shortly before 4pm on Friday (May 24), police and other emergency services were dispatched to South Church Street, where it was reported that a man was unresponsive after getting into trouble in the water.

Eyewitnesses intervened and got the man back to shore and performed CPR until the emergency services arrived. However, he remained unresponsive and was later pronounced dead.

The matter is currently under investigation.

The RCIPS offers its condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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