Inquest hears boatmen who drowned on Donegal fishing trip were inexperienced

first_img WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Two boatmen who drowned on a fishing trip were clearly inexperienced sailors, their inquest was told today.Boat charter company owner Paddy Byrne said he saw Rimantus Barauskas and Ramundas Jezdauskas launch their white RIB at Teelin Pier last July 9 and head towards Rathlin O’Beirne Island where the waters were more exposed.Mr Byrne said it was obvious from the way they launched they were inexperienced.The inquest heard today that the body of 56-year-old Barauskas, from Oldcastle, Co. Meath, was found on rocks at Malinbeg, near Glencolmcille while the body of 34-year-old Jezdauskas, of Ballymahon, Co. Longford, was recovered by RNLI lifeboat after being spotted at sea by Sligo-based Rescue 118 helicopter.Tragedy investigator Garda Paul Crossan said he believed the boat bounced off a reef, deflated on one side and capsized but couldn’t say in which order.He noted that Mr Barauskas was pictured wearing a flotation device but it wasn’t on his body when recovered but instead strapped to a seat in the boat.Donegal County Corner Dr Denis McCauley says medical evidence showed alcohol was consumed by both men which would have contributed to their risks and impaired decision-making and the absence of an anchor would too have contributed to risks.He recorded death in each case was caused by drowning due to misadventure. Twitter Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 11, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews WhatsAppcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Previous articleBord na nÓg, CLG Ghaoth Dobhair receives grant of €3900Next articleRachel Darragh exits the Commonwealth Womens Singles at the last 32 stage News Highland Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Inquest hears boatmen who drowned on Donegal fishing trip were inexperienced Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img

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