Parents of Irishman (27) who died after falling from houseboat due to arrive in Australia

Niall Quinn, from Silverbridge in Armagh, fell from the top deck of a boat into the Murray River

Parents of Irishman (27) who died after falling from houseboat due to arrive in Australia

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The parents of an Irishman who died after falling from a houseboat in Australia are expected to arrive there today.

27-year-old Niall Quinn from Silverbridge in Armagh, who was staying on the boat with friends, fell from the top deck of a boat into the Murray River.

It is believed that Mr Quinn, who was on holiday in the state of Victoria at the time of the incident, hit his head as he fell in.

A search was conducted by local diving and rescue units, assisted by around ten private vessels. 

The body was recovered by Victoria Police divers, and a report will be prepared for the local coroner.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is providing consular assistance to Mr Quinn's family.