Ulster Unionist Fermanagh and South MLA Rosemary Barton and MP Tom Elliott have expressed their condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in a boating tragedy near Devenish Island in Lough Erne.
Rosemary Barton MLA said:
“My heart goes out to the family and friends of this young woman, who was taking a pleasure trip on Lough Erne over the Easter weekend.
“What should have been a happy family time has turned to tragedy. This is deeply distressing news.
“As we approach holiday season, I feel that it is important to stress to all users of the Lough that safety should always be at the forefront of our minds. While it is a wonderful and scenic spot, this incident has highlighted that it can also be very dangerous.”
Tom Elliott MP said:
“This is an absolutely tragic event which has resulted in a young woman sadly losing her life. My sympathies go to her entire family, but especially to her husband who I believe tried frantically to save her life, as well as her two children who were asleep at the time on the boat.
“This heart-breaking incident once again illustrates the danger of water. Whilst the lakes in Fermanagh are one of our best assets, they are not without their dangers. Therefore, I would urge everyone – whether tourists or accustomed locals – to remain mindful of these risks and to show caution at all times.”