Man who fell to his death from Donegal bridge named
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Man who fell to his death from Donegal bridge named

A MAN who was killed when he fell into a river at Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal yesterday, has been named.

According to Stephen Maguire, editor of Donegal Daily, 65 year old Ian Smith from Ederny, Co. Fermanagh drowned when he fell into the River Clady while working at Station Bridge for a Northern Ireland-based firm who were carrying out contract works in the area.

A spokesman for the Health and Safety Authority said Smith had been carrying out work to upgrade the bridge when he fell.

A full investigation into the incident has begun.

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A major search operation took place when Mr Smith fell into the water around 11.30am on Monday morning. Divers, gardaĆ­, ambulance and fire personnel, as well as the Rescue 118 helicopter, were all involved in the search.

His body was recovered just after 2.30pm yesterday afternoon not far from where he was last seen.