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Woman and man drown in separate lake incidents

The woman's death in Co Cavan is being treated as a swimming accident
Cate McCurry, PA

A woman in her late 20s has died in a drowning incident in Co Cavan.

Gardaí were called to a lake in Gowna at around 9.30pm last night.

The body of the woman was recovered near the shore line by Cavan Fire Services and Civil Defence a short time later.

The coroner has been notified and the body of the woman has been removed to the mortuary at Navan Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The incident is being treated as a swimming accident at this time.

Meanwhile, a man in his 70s died while snorkelling at Spencer Harbour in Drunkeeran, Co Leitrim.

The alarm was raised at around 9pm last night when the man failed to return to the surface.

His body was recovered from the water a short time later by local emergency services.

The coroner has been notified and the body has been removed to the mortuary at Sligo University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The matter is being treated as a diving accident at this time and foul play is not suspected by gardai.

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