A young man who lost his life following a lake tragedy in Tyrone has been named as Fiachra Ó Faoláin.

The 21-year-old was from the Brantry area of County Tyrone and was the nephew of Fermanagh South Tyrone MLA Colm Gildernew and former MP for Fermanagh South Tyrone, Michelle Gildernew.  

His aunt paid tribute on social media, she said: "We lost our funny, rebellious, kind and generous nephew today. You were one in a million Fiachra O Faoláin.

"May you rest in eternal peace darling, we will always miss you."

His uncle paid tribute to his nephew describing him as a "much-loved, loving and caring young man". 

He said: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of our nephew Fiachra Ó Faoláin after a tragic accident in Carrick Lough on Saturday evening.

“Our immediate thoughts are with Fiachra’s mummy, our sister Fiona, daddy Shane and his siblings Dearbhla, Roisín, Méabh, Dáithí and Dualtách and the wider Ó Faoláin and Gildernew families at this immensely difficult time.

“Fiachra was a much loved, loving and caring young man with a bright future ahead of him and he will be remembered fondly by all who knew and loved him.

“On behalf of Fiachra’s family, and our wider family circle, I want to extend our sincerest thanks and gratitude to the emergency services for all of their efforts and support."