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MCIB/162 - Alana

Reference
MCIB/162
Report Name
Report of Investigation into the loss of a man overboard from the yacht "Alana" and his subsequent death off Bray Head, Co. Wicklow on 14th September 2008 
Location
Bray Head, Co. Wicklow 
Date of Incident
Sunday 14 September 2008
Published
Wednesday 09 December 2009
Synopsis

Whilst participating in the annual Sean Whiston Perpetual Cup Race from Wicklow to the Poolbeg Yacht Club in Dublin, the Yacht "Alana" lost a crewmember, Mr. Kenneth Jones, overboard off Bray Head, Co. Wicklow at approx. 12.30 hrs LMT on 14th September 2008.

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A yacht in the vicinity, the "Naomh Crónán", assisted in the rescue of Mr. Jones from the water, and attempts were made to resuscitate him.

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An eyewitness stated that Mr. Jones's PFD (Personal Flotation Device) was not inflated.

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Mr. Jones was airlifted by Coast Guard Helicopter direct to The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin where he was pronounced dead.

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The cause of death was due to drowning, on a background of severe coronary artery disease.

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