Man dies after falling near waterfall – The Irish Times | Pro IQRA News

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The man who died in a tragic fall near Ireland’s highest waterfall has been named as Anthony Doorhy from Loughrea, Co Galway.

The man was walking around Devil’s Chimney Falls, a popular beauty spot near the Sligo/Leitrim border, when he apparently became disoriented and lost his way.

A major rescue operation was launched in the Glencore area after Mr Dury was reported missing on Monday evening.

The County Galway man, who was in his 60s, fell 20 meters into the river.

Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue received a call at around 7pm and, after being alerted by a local farmer, found his body about 500m down the mountain pass.

Mr Dury was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Irish Coastguard helicopter based in Strandhill, the National Ambulance Service and members of the Garda were also involved in the rescue operation.

Mr Dory’s family thanked all those involved in the rescue effort.

His obituary said: “The family would like to express their sincere thanks to all the emergency services and those who supported the family during this difficult time.”

His funeral service will be held at St Jarlath’s Church, Ballydugan on Saturday 6th August at 11am.

A book of obituaries has been opened in his memory on rip.ie.

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