Donegal man who died in boating tragedy named

A man who died after he fell overboard from a boat this morning has been named locally as Cathal McDaid from Culdaff.

A rescue operation was launched shortly after 10 o'clock this morning after he went overboard from the vessel off Achill Island , County Mayo.

The Malin Head Coastguard and the search and rescue helicopter were involved in the operation.

Mr McDaid was taken from the water and transferred to Sligo General Hospital via helicopter where he was pronounced dead.

It is the third drowning tragedy in the McDaid family  in just three years

Cathal McDaid, is the nephew of two elderly brothers who drowned off Lough Foyle in another fishing tragedy in March 2008.

Local Councillor Bernard McGuinness says the community is shocked at the news:

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