Lough Swilly lifeboat spokesperson outlines details of Buncrana operation

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More details are emerging about the people who lost their lives in last night's Buncrana tragedy. It's believed the driver of the car was a man originally from the Creggan area of Derry, who was in the car along with his partner's mother, sister and two sons.

The man's two month old baby daughter was passed from the car to a bystander as the Audi SUV was sinking into the Swilly.

The man's partner was not in the car, it's understood she was at a party in England for the weekend.

Joe Joyce is a spokesperson for the Lough Swilly Lifeboat - He's been outlining what happened......

Local Councillor Rena Donaghey was on the pier last night, she says it was clear from an early stage that a very serious situation was unfolding........