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Swiss visitor dies as Storm Ali batters Galway

Thu, Sep 20, 2018

The tragic sight of the wreckage from the caravan that was blown into the sea from the campsite in Claddaghduff early yesterday. Photo Conor McKeown

A Swiss woman in her fifties lost her life in an incident in Claddaghduff early yesterday morning as Storm Ali bore down on the country. The woman, who is understood to have been visiting the region, was staying in a caravan at Acton’s Beach in Claddaghduff when the structure was blown down a 20ft drop.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at around 7.45am and the woman’s body was recovered following a search of the area at the bottom of the cliff. The caravan was destroyed in the fall.

The woman’s body was removed to UHG for a post mortem examination. She had not been named at the time of going to press.


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