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Second man dies from boat fumes
29 Aug 2015 19:07
A second fisherman has died after he and and his colleague were overcome by fumes in a trawler in Killybegs last Monday afternoon.
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Joel Alma, from the Phillippines, was pronounced dead shortly after 9.30am at Letterkenny General Hospital.
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The 46-year-old became ill when he went to the aid of his colleague, James Joyce from Inis Mór, after he was first overcome by the fumes.
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The men were cleaning tanks in a refrigeration unit on the Galway-registered 'Oileán an Óir' in Killybegs when the incident occurred.
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Mr Joyce died in hospital on Tuesday.
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