Man dies after entering Co Fermanagh lough

Emergency services were called to the scene at Lough Melvin on Wednesday.
Man dies after entering Co Fermanagh lough

By Jonathan McCambridge, PA

A man has died after entering a lough in Co Fermanagh.

Police confirmed they were called to an incident at Lough Melvin on Wednesday.

A PSNI spokesman said: “Police can confirm that a 55-year-old man has tragically died following an incident in the Lough Melvin area of Fermanagh.

“It was reported that at around 10am, a man had gone into the water in the area.

“Officers attended the scene along with other emergency services colleagues, including the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

“The man was treated at the scene where he tragically passed away.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.”

The incident comes just days after the death of teenager Jay Moffett who entered a lake in the Canal Court area of Scarva.

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