Tributes pour in for man who dies at Forty Foot in Sandycove

by Rebecca Ryan

Tributes have been pouring in for a man in his 50s, who died after getting into difficultly at the Forty Foot in Sandycove over the weekend.

On Sunday afternoon, the man was swimming in the popular Sandycove spot, when Irish Coast Guard received a call around 2pm to say he was in difficulty in the water.

A number of members of the public tried to help the man, before emergency services arrived.

The man was taken by an ambulance to St Vincent’s University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Rescue 116 helicopter, Dún Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat, and Gardaí were also involved in the operation at the forty foot.

Gardai are investigating the incident.

People have been sending their condolences online.

One wrote: “I’m shocked to hear this. Very sad. May he rest in peace and may his family and friends be supported and comforted.”

“This is tragic,” wrote another. “May he Rest In Peace and May his family and friends find strength and be comforted by loving memories.”

While another said: “Tragic and his mother was there at the time so, so sad. A sad day for all 40 foot swimmers. May he RIP.”

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