Tragedy as 13-year-old boy drowns in reservoir in Dublin

Tragedy as 13-year-old boy drowns in reservoir in Dublin

TRAGEDY HAS struck Dublin as a young teenager has drowned while swimming in a reservoir.

The 13-year-old boy was swimming in a reservoir in Bohernabreena near Dodder Park yesterday evening, and the alarm was raised when he went under the water and failed to come back up.

Gardaí and emergency services were contacted, and the child was removed from the water by a rescue team at around 5pm.

He was rushed to Crumlin Children's Hospital via ambulance for emergency treatment but was tragically pronounced dead later that evening.

The reservoir where the boy lost his life has been examined by the Divisional Crime Unit and the local Coroner's Office has been notified.

The Irish public have been urged to be vigilant when swimming, as hot weather brings drowning tragedies such as the one seen in Bohernabreena.

A Garda spokesman confirmed the tragedy in a statement, and said investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the boy's death.

"We are investigating the death of a male youth, 13 years, that occurred following a drowning incident at a reservoir in the Bohernabreena area of Co. Dublin on 09/08/2020," the statement reads.

"At approximately 4:45pm Gardaí received reports of a male entering the water who had failed to resurface."

"The body of the 13-year-old was recovered from the water a short time later and removed to Crumlin Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

May he rest in peace.