MCIB/90 - Lough Mask
Report of the Investigation into the Drowning on the Lough Mask on the 3rd May, 2003
Date of Incident
Saturday 03 May 2003
Wednesday 28 April 2004
On Saturday May 3rd 2003 at approximately 12.45 hours two adults set out in a 19' 06" open fibreglass boat to go fishing in the vicinity of the Gortmore - Churchfield area on Lough Mask. During the course of the afternoon the weather deteriorated. The vessel struck rocks and grounded. In their attempt to re-float the boat, it became swamped by waves. Subsequent waves overturned the boat. At this point it drifted clear with both men clinging to it. Some time later Mr. O'Hora lost his grip and drowned.