Report of the Investigation into an Incident Relating to the Cruiser "Winkelried" on the Lough Ree
Date of Incident
Sunday 08 August 2004
Monday 16 October 2006
On Sunday the 8th August 2004 shortly after 14.00 the motor cruiser "Winkelried" set out from Portaneena on the east shore of Lough Ree. The owners of the vessel, Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Ruth Borner, were on board and their intention was to have one more cruise before heading home to Switzerland. A local fisherman discovered the body of Mrs. Borner near Leacarrow on the evening of the 9th August. The body of Mr. Borner was discovered on the following Friday. Both Mr. and Mrs. Borner were found to have died from hypothermia. All times given are local.