The young man who died tragically after entering the River Erne will be laid to rest following Requiem Mass in Ballyshannon.
Aaron Heraty of Rampark Lane, Finner, Ballyshannon died on Sunday afternoon.
He was seen entering the River Erne in Ballyshannon at around 12.00 noon. The alarm was raised and a search got underway with gardaí, Bundoran RNLI and the Rescue 118 helicopter. Search conditions were difficult due to wind, rain and choppy seas.
Mr Heraty was taken from the water near the Mall Quay which was closed off for a time. He was said to be in a critical condition at the time. An ambulance brought Mr Heraty to the helicopter which had landed at the local GAA grounds, Fr Tierney Park.
Rescue 118 took the man from there to Sligo University Hospital.
Sadly, Mr Heraty died a short time later.
His remains are reposing at his late residence, but the house is private. Removal will be to St Joseph’s Church, The Rock, Ballyshannon today (Thursday) for 11.00 am Mass followed by burial in the local cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers if so desired to STOP c/o John or Darren McGee Funeral Directors or any family member.
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