Mother drowns in Cavan while trying to save her child 1 year ago

Mother drowns in Cavan while trying to save her child

The second incident.

A young mother in Co. Cavan has died after she drowned trying to rescue her child.


She was attempting to save her child who was struggling when she got into difficulty herself after getting into the water at Lough Gowna.

According to The Irish Times, the woman was in her late 20s and she is believed to have been helping her child get back to the shore.

The incident occurred at around 8.30pm on Wednesday evening, with the Coast Guard helicopter, Gardaí and civil defence units all searching for her before her body was found at around 9pm.


A postmortem is expected to be carried out at Navan Hospital.

This is the second incident like this that occurred in Ulster last night, after a man drowned in Lough Melvin in Co. Fermanagh.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Police can confirm that a 55-year-old man has tragically died following an incident in the Lough Melvin area of Fermanagh.

"It was reported that at around 10am, a man had gone into the water in the area.


"Officers attended the scene along with other emergency services colleagues, including the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service and Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

"The man was treated at the scene where he tragically passed away.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage."


The Irish Coast Guard has put out a warning on Twitter to remind those to be careful during the good weather and always be aware of your surroundings when heading for a swim.

They wrote: "As we approach the weekend where temperatures are set to be in the mid-20’s, please remember to be safe in or near the water. When you’re visiting one of the amazing amenities ensure you park in a sensible manner. Every minute counts in an emergency."