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Tributes to local man after cliff fall

Tributes have been paid to Antrim man John McCourt, who died at the weekend.

The amateur photographer fell to his death off rocks beside the landmark Fanad Lighthouse in Donegal during a force eight gale.

An RNLI team was able to rescue Mr McCourt from a gully off the rocks and were able to bring him to the Coast Guard boat.

The rescue team started to perform CPR before Mr McCourt was transferred by helicopter to Letterkenny General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Mayor of Antrim, Alderman Drew Ritchie described it as an extremely tragic accident and expressed his condolences to Mr McCourt’s family and friends.

 

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