ACCIDENTAL DEATH VERDICT AS SAD CARRICK TRAGEDY RECALLED AT INQUEST

10 July 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A verdict of accidental death was returned at an inquest at Carrickmacross Courthouse on Thursday last on a South Monaghan man, Aloysius Callan, 49, of Enagh, Carrickmacross, whose body was recovered from a ditch a short distance from his residence on December 17th last year.

The Coroner’s Court heard that the victim had some drinks at a neighbour’s house a few nights previously and was not seen for some days until an alert was raised and his body was spotted in a drain along the roadside ditch.

Sergt. David Forde, Carrickmacross, represented the gardai at the inquest.

The Coroner for Cavan/Monaghan,   Dr. Mary Flanagan, Castleblayney, who presided with a jury,   said it appeared from post mortem findings in a report prepared by the State Pathologist Dr. Marie Cassidy, that the man’s death resulted from an accidental fall into the drain which led to hypothermia from an immersion in cold water.

The inquest heard there were no injuries to suggest foul …

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