Rowing Ireland have been made aware of a serious incident on the river Shannon this morning where five teenagers (Four girls and one boy) were in a rowing boat that overturned. Their coach was at their side in a launch at the time.
We are monitoring the situation and are in constant contact with Athlunkard Boat Club. Our thoughts are now focused on the family, club and those who were in the boat and on the scene at the time.
This is an ongoing investigation and therefore we are unable to make further comment at present.