Gardaí treating Carrick-on-Shannon couple’s drowning as ‘accidental’

Gardai say they are treating the deaths of a man and a woman recovered from the river in Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday afternoon as accidental.

The man was an Irish national in his late 30s while gardaí believe the woman – also in her 30s – was from England.

The pair had been living in Germany and were on holidays in the area.

The couple were reported missing to Gardaí yesterday morning after hiring a cruiser on the river earlier this week.

The body of the man was located in the river close to the hired cruiser at 2pm and the woman’s body was later recovered.
They have been removed to Sligo University Hospital where a post mortem will be carried out on Monday.

In a statement, the Garda Press Office says ‘at this stage the deaths are being treated as accidental’.