Man arrested for failing to help Waterford woman who drowned in Lanzarote

19 May 2017

A man was arrested for failing to assist Waterford woman Elaine O’Donovan who drowned earlier in the week.

The 29-year-old was held on suspicion of failing to assist Ms O’Donovan after she went for a late night swim.

The 41-year-old was originally from Viewmount in the City and had been based in London.

Civil Guard investigators said yesterday they had arrested a man for failing in his duty of helping her, after identifying him following a search.

He is said to have been released on bail pending an ongoing investigation following a private court hearing.