Northern Ireland

Warrenpoint Port: Police and Health and Safety Executive informed of man's death

Aerial shot of Warrenpoint Harbour
Image caption Warrenpoint Harbour is the second largest port in Northern Ireland

A man has died at Warrenpoint Port, in County Down.

The incident involving a worker happened at about 14:30 BST on Thursday.

Police and the Health and Safety Executive were immediately informed, said the port's chief executive, Clare Guinness.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) said one of its crews responded to a 999 call and no patients were taken from the scene.

Ms Guinness expressed her sympathies to the man's family.

"Following an incident earlier this afternoon, we can confirm the death of a colleague at Warrenpoint Port," she said.

"The PSNI and Health and Safety Executive were immediately informed of the incident and we are co-operating with them and all relevant authorities to enable a full investigation to take place."

About 70 people are directly employed by the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.

An additional 200 people work within the harbour daily.

Warrenpoint Port is Northern Ireland's second largest port.