A third teenager has died after a car entered a river in County Galway in the early hours of this morning.
Gardaí said they received a report of a car in the water at Menlo Pier on the outskirts of Galway city at around 2.40am.
Three teenagers were taken from the River Corrib and transferred to University Hospital Galway.
Two of the teenagers were pronounced dead earlier today.
They were named as 16-year-old John Keenan and 17-year-old Wojcieck Panek.
A 19-year-old man was in a critical condition in hospital, but died this afternoon. He has been named as Christopher Stokes.
Main pic: John Keenan and Christopher Stokes.
Tributes have been paid to John Keenan and Christopher Stokes by the Olympic Boxing Club in Galway.
In a post on Facebook, it described them as “exceptional young men and too young to go”.
It added: “Rest in perfect peace boys, we’re all broken hearted.”
In an earlier tribute to John Keenan, it said: “It’s with deep pain, heartbreak and sorrow that the untimely and tragic death has occurred of one of our boxers John Keenan this morning.
“John has been with us at Olympic BC since he was 10 … after following his brother through our doors.
“John had always had a big smile on his face and would go out of his way to do anything for anyone. He never let anything get him down.”
The scene at Menlo Pier is currently preserved for a technical examination.
Gardaí are appealing to anyone who has information that can assist with the investigation to contact them on 091-538000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.
They are keen to speak to anyone who saw a 08 D blue Peugeot 308 in the area last night.
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