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Ireland Drowned Donegal man named as 26-year-old RNLI volunteer

12:10  18 november  2019
12:10  18 november  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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Lee Early, a 26 - year - old man from Arranmore Island, died when his car slipped into the sea. Members of a lifeboat crew desperately tried to save the Mr Early, who worked on the Arranmore Ferry, was also a volunteer on the island’s RNLI lifeboat . His father Jimmy is the coxswain on the local lifeboat .

Donegal island’s lifeboat crew tried to save colleague while second man swam to safety. Stephen Maguire in Co Donegal . Lee Early, a 26 - year - old man from Arranmore Island, died when his car Mr Early, who worked on the Arranmore Ferry, volunteered on the island’s RNLI lifeboat , on which his

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The Donegal man who drowned yesterday after a car slipped off a pier has been named locally as Lee Early.

Mr. Early and another man were reportedly trying to turn the car around on the pier on Arranmore, Donegal, when the car slipped into the water on Sunday morning at around 5 am.

Both men were in the car when it was completely submerged in water but the second man managed to swim to safety.

Lee Early, 26, was from Arranmore and was a volunteer with the RNLI lifeboat.

He also worked on the Arranmore ferry service.

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Owen Medland, RNLI area life-saving manager for Ireland, said that the community was shocked by Lee Early’s death.

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Members of the lifeboat crew, whose station is close to the scene of the tragedy, rushed to save Mr Early and his friend after their car entered the water. The passenger managed to swim free but Lee died at the scene despite the heroic efforts of the lifeboat crew members to resuscitate him.

One man has drowned , and another survived, after a car slipped off a local pier on Árainn Mhór off the coast of Donegal overnight. The men were in the car when it became submerged underwater. It is understood the man who died was a 26 - year - old local man who was the driver of the car.

‘The deceased was one of our volunteers and was very close to us,’ he confirmed.

‘He was a super young man who would be a loss to any community, never mind a small community.

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‘As an organisation, our thoughts are with the family, our volunteer crew who fought valiantly to save the young man’s life and the wider Arranmore community.

‘We would like to assure the community that after what appears was a tragic accident, we are maintaining our lifeboat service on the island, which is a further testimony to the crew in Arranmore’.

Chair of the Arranmore Island Development Co-Operartative, Jerry Early, said that Lee’s death was rocked the local community.

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Two males, a 16- year - old named as Thomas Weir and Gerry Doherty, who was in The search and rescue involved lifeboat crews from the Lough Swilly RNLI , the Malin Head Coast Guard and Gerry Doherty’s father, Paddy Malin Doherty, drowned when he slipped and fell off rocks almost 40 years

"She's 13 years old and she threw her whole self over that baby and she saved his life," she said. The Daily Mirror, along with a number of the other newspapers report on the death of a County Donegal lifeboat volunteer who drowned when his car slipped off the pier at Arranmore Island on Sunday.

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‘Total darkness was enshrouded the island,’ he said.

‘The young people on Arranmore are very, very close. They are broken-hearted.

‘He had such a tie-in with everybody. He was a barnacle on the rock – he was never going to leave.

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‘He was a handsome young man who was the heart and soul of the place’.

Following the recovery of his body, Lee Early was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem examination will be carried out later today.

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A Garda investigation has not been launched to determine the cause of the accident on the Donegal island which sits 5KM off the coast.

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