One man has drowned, and another survived, after a car slipped off a local pier

One man has drowned, and another survived, after a car slipped off a local pier on Árainn Mhór (Arranmore) off the coast of Donegal.

Lee Early, 26, who worked on the Árainn Mhór ferry and was a volunteer on the island's RNLI lifeboat, was one of two men in the car when it became submerged underwater.

Local sources say they may have been trying to turn the car on the pier when it slipped into the sea at around 5.10am this morning.

A 30-year-old man managed to get out of the vehicle but Mr Early, who was the driver, was trapped inside.

Gardaí say Mr Early's body has been removed to Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem examination will take place tomorrow.

A garda investigation into the cause of the incident is under way.

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