Co Down man dies in Australia

Published Monday, 19 November 2012
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A 25-year-old man from Co Down has died in hospital in Australia.

Co Down man dies in Australia
Ryan Doyle died in Australia. (© UTV)

Ryan Doyle, from Leitrim, outside Castlewellan, was killed following an incident on a road in Perth.

According to local media, he died after falling from a vehicle in the early hours of Monday morning in the Belmont area.

It is thought he had been involved in a dispute with the taxi driver over the fare.

The family are very well known, the young Doyles have grown up here and been part of the local community in church and sport

Fr Peter McNeill

The 26-year-old driver has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, failing to stop and render assistance and failing to report, Perth Now has reported.

Mr Doyle was a keen GAA player for the local team in Leitrim and had gone to Australia around three years ago to find work.

He was living in the country along with his two brothers Ronan and Kevin.

Parish Priest Father Peter McNeill said he has just been to see the family in their home village.

"They are totally in shock, devastation and loss," he told UTV.

"The number of people who have been with them since this news came through has been huge, and we will be gathering in the local church for a mass."

The Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin are providing consular assistance to Mr Doyle's family.

A memorial service will be held in the village for him on Wednesday evening.

It is expected to be a week before he will be repatriated to Northern Ireland.

© UTV News
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10 Comments
majella in lisburn wrote (734 days ago):
R.I.P. Ryan....so sad. Thoughts & prayers to the family.
Thoughts and Prayers from NYC in Woodside/Maspeth New York wrote (734 days ago):
Deepest sympathy with the Doyle family at this time.. thoughts and prayers from the entire Irish community. Especially those of us from the Castlewellan area! RIP Ryan Doyle x
Scott in Downpatrick wrote (734 days ago):
Really genuinely nice guy, can't get my head around the news. Thoughts go out to his family and his friends in Australia and Liatrom. RIP
A very shocked community in Ballymartin wrote (734 days ago):
A true gentleman that touched so many lives, will be sorely missed by everyone that new him. What a terrible accident. Thoughts and Prayes go out to all of the Doyle family and the family Ryan made for himself out in Oz. Another very bright star shining down on the world. R.I.P Ryan xx
Many people shocked and sadden! in Ballymartin wrote (734 days ago):
Terrble news. Such a young life took from us far too soon, he was such a young gentleman. Loved by many and will be sorely missed by many more. Thoughts and Prayers are going out to all the Doyle family and the family Ryan made with everyone in Oz. R.I.P Ryan. xx
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