Man crit­i­cal after shoot­ing

Gorey Guardian - - FRONT PAGE - By CATHY LEE

A MID­DLE aged man re­mains in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion in Beau­mont Hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing the re­lease of a firearm in the Cour­town area last week.

The alarm was raised at about 10.30 a.m. on Thurs­day, June 25, and soon after, an am­bu­lance brought the man from his home to River­chapel Com­mu­nity Field.

As­sisted by the Cour­town Ark­low Coast Guard un­der the di­rec­tion of Chair­per­son David Swin­burne, the Rescue 117 he­li­copter took the man to Beau­mont Hos­pi­tal where he is re­cov­er­ing from what Mr Swim­burne de­scribed as ‘very life chang­ing’ in­juries.

The man suf­fered life-al­ter­ing in­juries as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent, in what Gar­daí have de­scribed as a per­sonal tragedy.

Sergeant Stephen En­nis of Gorey Garda Sta­tion con­firmed that as part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, gar­daí found that the firearm was legally held.

It is un­der­stood that the man is not orig­i­nally from the area.

A MID­DLE aged man re­mains in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion in Beau­mont Hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing the re­lease of a firearm in the Cour­town area last week.

The alarm was raised at about 10.30 a.m. on Thurs­day, June 25. Soon after this, an am­bu­lance brought the man from his home to River­chapel Com­mu­nity Field.

There, about 45 min­utes later, Chair­per­son of the Cour­town Ark­low Coast Guard David Swin­burne and his team un­der­took an ur­gent mede­vac trans­fer from the am­bu­lance. A land­ing site was pre­pared by the team for the Rescue 117 he­li­copter for an ur­gent trans­fer of the man to Beau­mont hos­pi­tal.

Speak­ing to Mr Swin­burne after the event, he de­scribed the man’s in­juries as ‘very life chang­ing’.

The man suf­fered life-al­ter­ing in­juries as a re­sult of the in­ci­dent, in what Gar­daí have de­scribed as a per­sonal tragedy.

Sergeant Stephen En­nis of Gorey Garda Sta­tion con­firmed that as part of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion gar­daí found that the firearm was legally held.

It is un­der­stood that the man is not orig­i­nally from the area.

Emer­gency ser­vices at River­chapel Com­mu­nity Field where the man was air­lifted to hos­pi­tal in Dublin.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.