DONEGAL MAN DROWNED AFTER TRYING TO JUMP ON BOARD TRAWLER

first_imgA CO Donegal fisherman died in similar circumstances to his brother nine years earlier, an inquest has heard, as a coroner called for boarding ladders to be fitted to trawlers.Killybegs man Oliver Cunningham drowned as he returned to the Patrick C vessel, docked at Castletownbere on April 25 last year.Coroner Frank O’Connell said he would welcome tighter regulations on use of boarding ladders on trawlers after it emerged other seamen died in similar circumstances at the pier. Mr Cunningham had had to jump as he tried to board the vessel on April 25th last.His body was recovered close to the slip at the pier in Castletownbere.His brother Matthew, pictured right, who was just 25 at the time, drowned off Killybegs harbour in November 2002.Mr Cunningham had been living in Co Louth in up until his death. His family at St Catherine’s Road in Killybegs were devastated by the loss of a second son.Sgt Fachtna O’Donovan said it was not the first time such an incident happened. “Especially when the stern is up against the pier, often they have to jump to get back on the boat,” he said.DONEGAL MAN DROWNED AFTER TRYING TO JUMP ON BOARD TRAWLER was last modified: February 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more