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first_imgThe scene at Fanad Lighthouse in north Donegal this afternoon as the Irish Coast Guard Rescue helicopter taking the victim ashore following a search and rescue operation. Photo by John McAteer.FANAD TRAGEDY UPDATED: A man has died after falling off rocks and into the sea at Fanad Lighthouse.The man, understood to be from Co Antrim, was taking photographs at the time.It is believed the man lost his footing and fell into the sea and became trapped in a gulley on the cliffs. Another person on the scene contact Malin Head Coast Radio station at 2.42pm.A full rescue mission was launched with two lifeboats from the Lough Swilly RNLI at Buncrana as well as the Mulroy Coastguard and the Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo were launched.Two other local fishing boats, the Mary Ellen and the Annie, who were also in the area, also rushed to the scene.The rescue boats cold not get to the casualty because of a Force 7-8 gale blowing north-westerly towards the shore. The Mulroy Coastguard boat eventually managed to extract the casualty and took him to shore where the Rescue 118 chopper took him to Letterkenny General Hospital.CPR was performed at the scene.However the man, who is in his 60s, was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.A spokesman for Malin Head Radio coastguard said conditions were very bad at the time of the incident which heavy seas and gale force winds.A spokesman appealed to people to take extra care when walking or exploring the coastline. Fanad Lighthouse is one of a number of lighthouses around the country which has received a renovation and development grant and is due to open to the public next year.PHOTOGRAPHER DIES AFTER FALLING FROM ROCKS INTO SEA AT FANAD LIGHTHOUSE was last modified: August 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cliffsdeathfallfanad lighthouseRESCUE 118RNLIlast_img read more

Gunathilaka, Mendis shine as Sri Lanka stun India,Gunathilaka, Mendis shine as Sri Lanka stun India

first_imgSri Lanka’s Asela Gunaratne in action against India at The Oval on Thursday. – Reuters June 08, 2017 SHARE Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis were the heroes as Sri Lanka chased down 322 runs to upset India by seven wickets at the Oval on Thursday and throw Champions Trophy Group B wide open.Shikhar Dhawan’s superb 125 had led India to an imposing total of 321 for six but Gunathilaka (76) and Mendis (89) shared a second-wicket partnership of 159 to set up an unlikely win for Sri Lanka, who achieved the highest successful run chase in the tournament’s history.All four teams in Group B have one victory from two matches going into the final round of games in which Sri Lanka face Pakistan and defending champions India meet South Africa.India, who had beaten Sri Lanka in 14 of their last 17 one-day internationals, were given the perfect start by Dhawan and Rohit Sharma who shared a composed opening stand of 138 under slate grey skies.Sharma was the more aggressive, hitting three sixes and six fours before he was caught in the deep by Thisara Perera off Lasith Malinga for 78.Captain Virat Kohli had the perfect stage to display his array of attacking strokes but he immediately nicked Nuwan Pradeep to wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella, sending the Indian fans into a stunned silence as he headed back to the pavilion for a duck.Yuvraj Singh contributed seven scratchy runs and it was left to Dhawan to increase the tempo along with former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Dhawan cut Pradeep for his 13th four to reach his 10th one-day international century and following his dismissal Dhoni took charge, bludgeoning 63 off 52 balls to lift his side to a commanding score.Sri Lanka’s chase started badly when they lost Dickwella for seven but Gunathilaka and Mendis played freely from the start.The former got to his fifty off 47 balls, including two sixes and five fours, and Mendis soon followed him to the milestone.The Indian bowlers looked short of inspiration and it took a Sri Lankan error of judgement to end the partnership when Gunathilaka was needlessly run out going for a risky second.Mendis was also run out following a brilliant pick-up and throw by bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar but the double blow did not upset Sri Lanka’s concentration.Kusal Perera and captain Angelo Mathews added 75 runs off 63 deliveries before Perera was forced to retire hurt on 47 due to a hamstring injury.But Asela Gunaratne (34 not out) joined Mathews who finished unbeaten on 52 as Sri Lanka eased to a famous victory with eight balls to spare. Published on × Sri Lanka’s Asela Gunaratne in action against India at The Oval on Thursday. – Reuters cricket SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more