Two fishermen have died in separate incidents in Waterford and Cork

Friday 11 January 2013 11.26
Johnny Flynn was fishing with his lifelong friend off Brownstown Head
Johnny Flynn was fishing with his lifelong friend off Brownstown Head

Two fishermen have died in separate incidents in Cork and Waterford.

A fisherman died after his boat capsized off the Waterford coast this morning.

Johnny Flynn, 43, from Dunmore East, was fishing off Brownstown Head near Tramore with his lifelong friend James Tate.

They were in a 4.6m boat when it capsized at around 5.30am.

Both men were wearing lifejackets, but only Mr Tate made it ashore.

The search and rescue helicopter at Waterford winched Mr Flynn from the water just after 8.30am, but he was unconscious.

Efforts to revive him proved unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at Waterford Regional Hospital.

The boat has been recovered and investigations by gardaí and the Marine Casualty Investigation Board are under way.

Separately, a fisherman has died following injuries he received while fishing 193km off the west coast on a Spanish fishing boat.

The 54-year-old Spanish native was flown to Cork University Hospital, but he died there this evening.