Report Of The Investigation Into The Loss Of A Man Overboard From The Yacht "Rondo" On 17th February 2005 Resulting In A Fatality
Erris Head, Co. Mayo
Date of Incident
Friday 18 February 2005
Friday 28 October 2005
At approximately midnight on Thursday night 17th of February 2005 Mr. James Francis McLister and his son Mr. Aengus McLister left Sligo Marina (Rosses Point) bound for Dublin in their 9-meter "Gibsea" class yacht. In view of the North Westerly weather conditions it was decided at the time to go south about with the option of sheltering at various locations along the way. The following day, the 18th, at approximately 19:00 hours when in a position about one nautical mile North West of "Erris Head" Co. Mayo, tragedy struck. Mr. James F. McLister was washed overboard. A search and rescue mission got underway resulting in the safe rescue of Mr. Aengus McLister. At approximately 21:30 hours that evening, Mr. James F. McLister remained missing. At approximately 10:00 hours the morning of the 19th the body of Mr. James F. McLister was recovered from the sea by search and rescue units and taken to Mayo General Hospital for autopsy.