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Funeral on Wednesday of Armagh man who died after tragic incident at quarry

Police and fire crews attended the scene on Sunday afternoon where Keith Kelly sadly died

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The funeral will take place on Wednesday of the Armagh man who died after a tragic incident at a local quarry at the weekend.

The deceased, named locally as Keith Kelly, was removed from the quarry at Navan Fort on Sunday afternoon.

Police had responded to a report in relation to a man in the water in the Navan Fort Road area of Armagh shortly before 3.10pm on Sunday.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Officers attended the scene, together with colleagues from other emergency services, where the man’s body was recovered from the water and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.”

Three fire appliances had also responded – one from Armagh and two from Dungannon – together with specialist rescue teams.

A spokesperson for Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said: “Special Rescue Teams worked alongside other emergency services to rescue the casualty.

“Sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident was dealt with by 5.05pm.”

Mr Kelly was the son of Margaret and the late Patrick Kelly, of Ogle Street in Armagh.

One of five siblings – a brother to Paul, Patricia, Louise and Shane – his Requiem Mass takes place at 11am on Wednesday to St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Mr Kelly’s remains will repose at his brother Paul’s home, 1 Killuney Manor, Armagh, until removal on Wednesday at 10.15am.

He is survived by his mother, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law Sam and John, sister-in-law Ann, nephews Neil, Jamie and Michael, niece Claire and a wider family circle, to whom sympathy is extended at this very sad time

The family have specifically requested that the wake be for family and close friends only.

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