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Martin Kenny TD expresses sympathy at fishing tragedy

10 April, 2018 - by Martin Kenny TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on the Marine Martin Kenny TD has expressed his sympathy to the loved ones of the fisherman who died when the vessel on which he was aboard sank off the Mayo coast this afternoon.

Deputy Kenny said:

“It is always a hard blow to a fishing community when one of its members dies at sea. Fishing is a hard trade and my sympathies are with the loved ones of the man who died today.

“I am relieved to know that two other crew members were rescued by the combined efforts of Ballyglass-based RNLI crew, Sligo-based Rescue 118 helicopter and the Air Corps Casa aircraft. I wish them a speedy recovery from their ordeal.”

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