Name of the person who died after falling near Sligo Falls

The man who died while hillwalking after falling 20 meters at the Sligo-Leitrim border near Ireland’s largest waterfall has been named.

Nathony Dorahy of Lafaria, Ko Galway, died tragically after being reported missing at around 7 pm on Monday.

Mr Distance, who was 60, was walking in the Devil’s Chimney area of ​​Glencar on Monday evening when he collapsed.

A major search operation was launched after he was reported missing and Gardai said he was located but was later pronounced dead at the scene.

His family has thanked all those who were involved in the rescue effort.

A notice on RIP.ie reads: “Anthony passed away from this life tragically, following an accident on Monday August 1. His parents Paddy and Bridget, formerly killed by brother Paddy and sister Peggy.

“Anthony will be greatly missed by his partner Marcella, daughters Carmel and Yvonne, and his mother Ann, sons-in-law Michael and Richie, grandchildren Richie and Ryan, brothers Willie, sisters Nora, Delia and Mary, nieces, nephews, family, relatives , neighbors and many friends.

“The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all the emergency service personnel who assisted Anthony at the time of the accident and who were so kind to him.”

Mr. Dorah was holidaying in the area with his wife when the accident happened.

It is believed that he got distracted, as he tried to make his way back up the mountain trail.

Henry Doherty of Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue (SLMR) told the Independent.

“He was going back to the mountain and he got distracted. We drove him about 500 m from the track itself. If you’re not familiar or experienced with that environment, it’s easy enough to lose your way in the mountains.

“Some people’s perceptions can be different from the way they go.”

Mr Doherty said it was possible the man “couldn’t find his way out” but “unfortunately he slipped and tragically fell about 20 metres.”

A local landowner helped search and rescue teams locate the man, and Mr Doherty said this local knowledge was “key” in locating the man.

After the information, the team traced the person after about 40 minutes after reaching the spot.

“Unfortunately, the man had fallen into a stream,” said Mr. Doherty. “He was found at the bottom of a drain and the stream was swollen due to bad weather.

“He was partially submerged in water. The team traced him and after preliminary assessment it was found that he suffered a head injury and was developing symptoms of hypothermia after falling into the stream.

“It can greatly affect vulnerable and elderly people, or people with any circulatory problems. We don’t know how long he was in the water.”

The rescue operation involved 10 members of the Strandhill-based Irish Coastguard Helicopter, the National Ambulance Service and Gardai.

An Irish Coastguard helicopter, Rescue 118, also attended the scene and paramedics performed CPR on casualties.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to Sligo University Hospital and the cause of death will be determined by a coroner.

Mr Doherty said rescuers were deeply saddened by the man’s loss and sent their condolences to his family and loved ones.

He asked the general public to always be careful while going on mountain climbs due to the uncertainties of geography and weather.

“Make sure to prepare properly for the day,” he said. “The mountains are there to be enjoyed, but check the weather first and that you have appropriate footwear, clothing and enough food and water and if any difficulties arise due to the change of weather.

“It’s possible you may be outside for a lot longer than expected, so prepare for this with food, water, and clothing.

“Tell someone where you are going, what time you expect to be back and make sure your mobile is fully charged to dial emergency services if you run into difficulty.”

The Devil’s Chimney is a popular mountain trail walk that climbs 130 meters high. The waterfall in Aghaid en Aird is named Shruth, which means stream against height. It refers to the presence of a waterfall flowing upstream in certain weather conditions.

The walk is only meant to take an hour and is classified as ‘moderate’ according to SligoWalks.ie.