A man died after getting into difficulty while swimming at Lough Derg in county Galway yesterday.

The alarm was raised shortly after 6pm (Tuesday).

A search operation was carried out involving units from Killaloe Coast Guard, Shannon Search and Rescue and Ballina Search and Rescue.

The man's body was discovered shortly before 10pm at Cappafallagh, Portumna.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name has not been released but it’s understood he was aged in his forties.

His body was taken to Portiuncula Hospital where a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out later today.

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