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Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
Jonathan McCambridge

Sudden death at Irish seaside resort being probed

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of a man in an Irish seaside resort town.

Motorists are advised to avoid the Church Pass, Bath Terrace and Bath Street areas of Portrush, Co Antrim following the tragic incident.

There is no pedestrian access between Bath Street and Arcadia.

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A PSNI spokesperson said inquiries are currently ongoing into the incident.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said it responded to a call in the early hours of Monday and sent two emergency crews.

The spokesperson said: “The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 0216 on Monday July 18 following reports of an incident in the Bath Terrace area, Portrush.

“NIAS despatched two emergency crews to the incident. No one was taken from scene.”

SDLP MLA for the area Cara Hunter offered her condolences and said her thoughts were with the man’s family.

She said: “I’d like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of the man who died suddenly in Portrush on Monday morning.

“I know people locally will join me in offering them both sympathy and support at what must be an incredibly difficult time for them.”

Ms Hunter added: “I’d ask the public to give police space to carry out their investigation into the circumstances of this man’s death.

“I understand that many people will want to travel to the area to enjoy the recent spell of good weather, but they should be mindful that a number of road closures are in place and show patience and understanding.

“I have been liaising with police about their investigation into this sudden death and I’d urge anyone with any information about what happened to come forward as soon as possible to assist police with their inquiries.”

Independent MLA Claire Sugden said: “This will be an incredibly difficult time for his friends and family – to whom I offer my sincere condolences.

“There will be tough days ahead for all who knew him.

“I would urge anyone who can help the police with their investigation to come forward so that the full circumstances of this loss may be fully understood.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 171 of 18/07/22.


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