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Ireland Tragic teen who drowned in River Lee, Cork, named locally as Tomi Olukokun

00:25  12 october  2019
00:25  12 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Gardaí in Cork have named the teenager who drowned in the River Lee last night. He was 13-year-old Kieran Cummins of Bridevalley, Fairhill, on the city's northside. The River Lee just below Daly's bridge, or the Shakey Bridge as it is known locally , is a popular swimming spot for young people.

The two boys were named locally as Jack Kenneally and Shay Moloney. It is understood the two 15-year-olds were among a group of teenagers who had been swimming in the abandoned A rescue worker at the quarry lake near Roslevan, Ennis where two teenagers drowned on Thursday afternoon.

a person posing for the camera: Tomi Olukokun tragically died on Thursday © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Tomi Olukokun tragically died on Thursday

The teenager who tragically drowned in the River Lee on Thursday morning has been named locally as Tomi Olukokun. The 18-year-old was a second-year Computer Science student in University College Cork but was originally from Termonabbey, Drogheda. Tomi was an active member in University and was a committee member on the UCC Korean Society - having just been appointed as webmaster less than a week ago. 

A close family friend said that everyone is devastated after the tragic incident and they are all pulling together to support her loved ones. Carol McCabe told CorkBeo: "I was up with her mother last night and they are absolutely heartbroken. "She was home at the weekend and then headed back to Cork on Monday and she was fine, she ran her mam on the night at 8:30pm and she seemed fine and then this happened. 

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"She was a real happy girl, always said hello and very mannerly, her and her two siblings are just lovely. "We're a small community here in Termonabbey and everyone knows everyone so we are trying to help the family out as best we can.

Garda car with 'Closed' sign seen in Dublin's center.  On Friday, May 17, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) © Getty Garda car with 'Closed' sign seen in Dublin's center. On Friday, May 17, 2019, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) "People are always prepared to bury a parent but never a child, especially not in these circumstances, funerals are a great expense and people can only send so many flowers and stuff so how else are we to help? "It's especially hard because it happened in Cork nearly in the other side of the country. We are just hoping to help our neighbours out." 

A Gofundme page has been set up to try and help the family and friends of Tomi after her tragic death with the hopes of raising €10,000. UCC have expressed their sympathy to the family and students are being offered help if they need it by the college. 

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This is a list of drowning victims in chronological order. The reasons for drowning are diverse and range from suicide, to accidents or murders.

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A spokesperson for the university said: "UCC wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Tomi Olukokun. A second year computer science student, Tomi was a cherished member of our community. "UCC is providing support to her class mates and liaising with her family at this difficult time." 

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A post on Tomi's Gofundme page reads: "Losing someone you love is an experience that’s very difficult but it is comforting to have family, friends and a close community that are there to help and support them through this time of grief. We are reaching out to you to find it in your heart to make this goal a reality. Thank you for your kindness." 

You can follow and support the cause over on the website right here. Funeral arrangements for Ms Olukokun are expected to be released in the coming days. 

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