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Tragic Drowning Incident Unfolds in Limerick

In a sombre turn of events, the vibrant city of Limerick finds itself shrouded in mourning following a fatal drowning incident. The inquest, presided over by Mr J.F. Barry, J.P., sheds light on the untimely demise of James, a 40-year-old labourer whose lifeless body was discovered in the Grand Canal earlier this morning.

According to testimonies presented during the inquest, James was reportedly in his usual state of health the previous night, yet the circumstances leading to his presence in the canal remain shrouded in mystery. Despite exhaustive inquiries, no witnesses have come forth to elucidate how James found himself submerged in the canal waters.

During the proceedings, the jury deliberated over the available evidence and ultimately returned a verdict of “found drowned,” indicating that James met his tragic end through drowning. The community of Limerick is left grappling with a profound sense of loss, with many expressing shock and disbelief at the sudden departure of a fellow resident.

As authorities continue their investigations into the incident, questions linger regarding the events leading up to James’ fateful encounter with the canal. The tragedy serves as a poignant reminder of the unpredictable nature of life and the importance of vigilance, particularly near bodies of water.

Dublin Daily Express – Monday 24 April 1916

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