FREAK waves are being blamed for the deaths of two men in separate boating accidents this week.Condonlences go to the families of these two fishermen, may they rest in peace.
Martin Burns, who was in his 50s, from Gurteen, Clare Island off the coast of Mayo, lost his life in a fishing accident on Tuesday afternoon. He became the country's fourth drowning victim in two days.
Earlier this week, John O'Leary drowned after the dingy he and his son were in was capsized by a freak wave in Cork.
Mr Burns, a father of three, had been out in his currach moving his lobster pots in anticipation of stormy conditions when he got into trouble on Tuesday.
He was a well-known farmer and fisherman on the island. It is believed a freak wave may have hit his currach, throwing him into the water.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Two freaque wave caused boating accidents, two lives lost!
This depressing news from this Irish Independent report by Caroline Crawford and Ralph Riegel: