Fisherman dies at West Cork harbour

Spanish man who had been living locally found by his son at Castletownbere

Fisherman dies at West Cork harbour

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A fisherman has died after an accident at Castletownbere Harbour in West Cork last night.

The Spanish man, who was in his late 50s and had been living in Ireland for several years, was found by his son in the water at the Town Pier at around 8pm.

It's understood that the man was seen alive at around 7pm when he headed back to his trawler for a rest and it's thought that he may have slipped when boarding the boat.

The man's body has been removed to Cork University Hospital, where it will undergo a postmortem later today.