- Cullenstown Beach

Report Name
Report of the Investigation into the Casualty Involving Mr. Ronnie O'Connor off Cullenstown Beach, Co. Wexford on the 21st August 2005. 
Cullenstown Beach, Co. Wexford 
Date of Incident
Sunday 21 August 2005
Friday 02 June 2006
On the 21st August 2005 at about 21.30 hours, Mr. Ronnie O’Connor returned alone by boat to the Ballyteige burrow off the south Wexford coast at Cullenstown Beach to continue fishing for bass. He had dropped home his brother Michael, who had been fishing with him earlier. At about 22.30 or 22.45 hours, Mr. Michael O’Connor had a telephone conversation with his brother, who informed him that he was returning home. Mr. Ronnie O’Connor failed to return and his upturned boat was found about six hours later. There were spring tides around the time of the incident and there was a severe ebb tide running in the river at the time Mr. O’Connor went missing. On 31st August 2005, Mr. Ronnie O’Connor’s body was recovered close to the area where his boat had been located. No personal flotation device (PFD) or lifejacket was worn. All times given are local.
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