A Connemara man escaped death at the weekend after being electrocuted in a freak accident.
The man was towing a trailer with a sailing boat in Dooyeher in Carna on Friday night when the boat’s sail struck a power line. He was electrocuted and obtained serious injuries in the incident before being treated at the scene by a medical professional.
The man was then transferred to University Hospital Galway, where he was said to be in a critical but stable condition. Another man, who was a passenger in the car, received minor injuries.