A man in his 50’s has died swimming off Co Mayo coast

 A man in his 50’s has died after getting into difficulty while swimming in Co. Mayo last evening.
The man was swimming in the sea at Westport Quay, shortly after 7 o’clock.

He had been with a number of other people at a location known as ‘The Point’ when he got into difficulty.

It’s understood he managed to get ashore but died shortly afterwards. 

His body has been taken to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar where a post mortem examination will be carried out over the weekend.

The deceased was originally from Castlebar.

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