A 15-year-old boy who was rescued from a lake on Tuesday afternoon has died.
The boy was pronounced dead last night at CHI Temple Street in Dublin.
The boy was swimming in Lough Sheelin, a lake at the meeting point of the counties of Westmeath, Meath and Cavan.
The boy was rescued from the water shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday and taken to CHI Temple Street.
Three other people – a woman and two men – drowned in separate incidents in lakes this week.
A 29-year-old woman has died in a drowning on the Longford-Cavan border.
Gardaí was called to Swan Lake outside the village of Gowna shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
It is understood that the woman had difficulty around 8:30 p.m. while trying to help one of her children in the water.
She was locally named Natasha Core. The mother of two was from the village.
In a separate incident, a 70-year-old man drowned in Co Leitrim.
The alarm was raised around 9 p.m. last night in Spencer Harbor, Drunkeeran, when the snorkeling man did not return.
His body was recovered from the water shortly after by local emergency services.
The man is believed to have been on vacation.
In Northern Ireland, a 55-year-old man died following an incident in the Lough Melvin area of Co Fermanagh yesterday morning.
It was reported that around 10 a.m. a man entered the water in the area.
A PSNI spokesperson said: “Officers attended the scene with other colleagues from the emergency services, including the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and the Ambulance Service of Northern Ireland. ‘North Ireland.”
The man was recovered and treated at the scene, but was pronounced dead shortly after.
Water Safety Ireland said 62% of water-related tragedies occur in inland waterways.