The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI were last night (March 31st 2016) requested to launch by Malin Head Coast Guard to reports of a person in the water at the pier in Donegal Town.
Following a 999 call from some passers by, the lifeboat was paged just after 11.45pm and launched around 11:53pm, proceeding to Donegal Town. On arrival on scene at 12:15am the crew commenced a search of the pier area in coordination with the Sligo based Rescue 118 Helicopter, the Killybegs Coast Guard boat, Gardai, Fire Service and HSE Ambulance.
Shortly after 1am, a person was recovered from the water and handed over to the waiting ambulance crew on the pier but was sadly later pronounced dead.
The management and crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat extend sympathies to family and friends of the deceased.
(Picture shows the Bundoran Lifeboat being recovered just before 2am on Friday morning 1st April following its return from Donegal Town)
Lifeboat Press Officer