October 25, 2021

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UTV presenter dies following his automobile plunges into drinking water at harbour

A car was pulled out the water of the harbour in Strangford, Co Down in Northern Ireland after Brian Black died aged in his 70s

Tv presenter Brian Black dies right after his vehicle plunges into drinking water at a harbour in Northern Eire

  • His car or truck was pulled from Strangford Harbour, in Co Down, Northern Ireland
  • He was rescued out the automobile and taken to healthcare facility where he died from his injuries 
  • His colleagues and spouse and children have posted tributes on social media to the journalist 

UTV presenter Brian Black’s auto dived into a harbour resulting in accidents that he later on died from. 

Mr Black, aged in his 70s, was pulled from Strangford Harbour, in Co Down, Northern Ireland, immediately after bystanders reported a motor vehicle in the h2o. 

Unexpected emergency products and services responded and he was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital  but he died from his accidents. 

A auto was pulled out the drinking water of the harbour in Strangford, Co Down in Northern Eire soon after Brian Black died aged in his 70s

Portaferry RNLI said they and the Portaferry Coastguard recovered the car and one casualty

Portaferry RNLI mentioned they and the Portaferry Coastguard recovered the vehicle and just one casualty 

Brian Black was an environmental journalist at UTV and many of his colleagues have written tributes for him

Brian Black was an environmental journalist at UTV and several of his colleagues have prepared tributes for him

Northern Ireland’s Hearth and Rescue Company, Ambulance Support, Coastguard and Royal Countrywide Lifeboat Institution all responded to the phone on Tuesday, the Mirror described. 

There is movie footage and photographs demonstrating the motor vehicle being lifted out of the drinking water at the harbour.    

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RNLI instructed the Belfast Telegraph ‘Portaferry RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was asked for to start at 11.30am this early morning by Belfast Coastguard adhering to a report of a automobile in the water. 

‘Portaferry RNLI and Portaferry Coastguard recovered a casualty from the drinking water who was subsequently transferred to hospital.’ 

Mr Black was identified for reporting on environmental difficulties and UTV’s political editor Ken Reid was among several to pay out tribute to the presenter. 

He tweeted: ‘Devastated. My outdated UTV colleague Brian Black has been killed in a tragic incident. 

‘He was a special person, great communicator with a unique enthusiasm for bettering our natural environment. 

‘The UTV household is in a condition of shock at the loss. RIP.’   

Photographer Kevin McAuley shared to social media: ‘Very sad information breaking about Brian Black he was one particular of a variety great environmentalist, programme maker and presenter.

‘What a unfortunate way to go. I worked long side Brian on several shoots in North Antrim Fair Head and Rathlin Island. Brian RIP.’ 

Mr Black won the the Environmental Journalist of the 12 months award at Northern Ireland’s Press and Broadcast Awards numerous periods. 

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