MCIB/164 - Mc Linghi
Report of Investigation into casualty off Coney Island, Co. Cork on 5th December 2008
Coney Island, West Cork Coast
Date of Incident
Friday 05 December 2008
Friday 18 June 2010
In the early hours of 5th December 2008, ten people set off from Colla Pier near Schull, Co. Cork in an open boat (with sealed deck) powered by a 30 HP outboard engine to spend the weekend on Coney Island, which lies about one kilometre off the coast of Cork, in the south west of Ireland.\r\n
Shortly afterwards the boat capsized resulting in the death of Mr. Alain Adler. The post mortem found that Mr. Adler died as a result of acute cardio-respiratory failure and drowning associated with hypothermia.