Doctor dies after getting into difficulty on Lough Corrib

Prof Aongus Curran (51) was a leading ENT specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin

Prof Aongus Curran (51) an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin is believed to have drowned when his boat ran into difficulties on the lake.

Prof Aongus Curran (51) an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin is believed to have drowned when his boat ran into difficulties on the lake.

 

A leading Dublin medical consultant has died in an incident on Lough Corrib in Co Galway.

Prof Aongus Curran (51) an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin is believed to have drowned when his boat ran into difficulties on the lake.

The alarm was raised when an empty angling boat was found drifting between Oughterard and a nearby island.

Valentia Coast Guard tasked a number of units, including the Corrib/Mask rescue team, the Costello Bay Coast Guard and the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky helicopter from Shannon.

His body was found near Camillaun Island, some 4 miles from where he set off in the Oughterard area on Friday.

Prof Curran, married with five children, was a leading ENT specialist and a head and neck surgeon. He also lectured in University College Dublin.

He was a graduate of NUI Galway and subsequently trained in Canada.

Paying tribute Professor John Crown, consultant oncologist at St Vincent’s, described him as a “ Fine man and outstanding cancer surgeon”.