October 18, 2021

Bank Holiday tragedy: Two people die after car enters water in West Cork

Two people have died after the car they they were travelling in entered water near Glengarriff in west Cork early this morning.

Gardai confirmed a man in his 40s and a male in his late teens were killed in the accident, which occurred on the Kenmare Road.

Two others in the car were taken to Cork University Hospital.

Emergency services attended the scene along with the Coast Guard. The road is currently closed and local diversions are in place.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí at Bantry are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward. Gardaí are also appealing for any road users who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) who were travelling in the area at the time to make this footage available to Gardaí.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Bantry Garda Station on 027 20860 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.”

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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