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Teenage boy dies after fall at Powerscourt waterfall in Wicklow

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Gardaí Síochána has confirmed that a teenage boy has died in an incident at Powerscourt Waterfall in Co Wicklow.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 5th August at around 2.30pm.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Causeway Coast Community understands he is from the Ballymoney area.

His body has been taken to St Columcille’s Hospital in Loughlinstown.

It is reported that a second individual was rescued near the top of the waterfall by the Coastguard’s Rescue 116 helicopter.

Gardaí said they are treating the death as a “tragic accident”.

The incident was also attended by the fire services, ambulance personnel, the Coastguard, as well as volunteers from the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and the Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue Team.

This article will be updated as more info becomes available.

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