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Post Mortem On Brothers Who Drowned In Tipperary To Be Carried Out


Investigations are continuing into the cause of an accident that killed two brothers at a quarry in County Tipperary yesterday.

The brothers have been named locally as 42-year-old Fergus Brophy and 34-year-old Philip Brophy from Ballybrittas in Count Laois.

The pair got into difficulty while diving at a quarry in Portroe yesterday.

The diving centre at the quarry had reopened its doors for the first time when the accident happened.

The brothers were seen entering the water at about 12.30pm but got into difficulty at some point between then and 1.30pm.

They were said to be experienced divers.

Witnesses said one of the men was seen getting out of the water to raise the alarm after his brother got into trouble but then returned to help him.

When gardaĆ­ arrived, both men's bodies had already been recovered by amateur divers at the scene.

Kilaloe coastguard, gardaĆ­ and ambulance personnel were among those involved in the operation.

The brothers' remains were taken to Limerick University hospital where post-mortems will be carried out this morning.



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