Updated: 13/04/17 : 10:35:10
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Donegal mum-of-two drowns in Lough Erne

A mother-of-two has died after apparently falling from a boat while on holiday on Lough Erne in Northern Ireland.

The 30-year-old's husband dived into the water but failed to find her, police said.

RTÉ reported that the couple, from Co Donegal, were in a hired cruiser with their two young children when the incident happened shortly after 1am.

The boat was moored at Devenish Island, a popular visitor attraction near Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.

Police and other emergency services found the woman's body just before 2am.

Intensive attempts to resuscitate her failed.

PSNI Chief Inspector Clive Beatty said the woman was pronounced dead in hospital.

He said the two children were asleep on the boat when their mother fell overboard.

"They are a family from Donegal and they were up here on holiday just for the Easter weekend," he told BBC Radio Ulster.

"We'd like to extend our sympathies to the family at this very tragic time."

Former Stormont first minister Arlene Foster, an Assembly member for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, also expressed her condolences.

The DUP leader tweeted: "Heartbreaking to hear the news that a woman died in Lough Erne this morning. Thoughts and prayers with all her family at this tragic time."