Donegal County Council will consider any recommendations from Coroner

Donegal County Council says it will consider any recommendations made by the Donegal coroner on improving safety at Tullan Strand

The Council has issued a statement to Ocean FM News today following calls by the coroner Dr Denis McCauley yesterday that clear warning signs be erected at Tullan Strand, Bundoran to prevent further tragedies.

The inquest into the death of Corporal Gavin Carey who lost his life while swimming after a training exercise at Tullan Strand last year took place yesterday.

The reports that the coroner Dr. McCauley said he would be contacting Donegal Co Council to encourage them to review the situation at the beach especially in relation to ‘signage from the road and also from the army land’.

His calls and the inquest came on the same week when nine members of a Fermanagh Football team had a lucky escape at the same beach last weekend.

They were also taken out to sea near the cliffs which is well known to locals and especially the local surfing community as an area prone to rip tides and where people should not swim.

Following the events of last weekend, the surfing community organised a community meeting last night where it was agreed to go ahead and put up signage to warn people of these dangers.

Killian O’Kelly of the Turf and Surf School was one of the organisers of the meeting.

He says this situation is a matter of urgency and they cannot wait for the Council to put up the signs.

He says they have got the go ahead from the family that owns the land accessing the beach to put up signs.

He says the decision is timely in light of this week’s inquest: