Sadness at sudden passing of well-known fisherman

first_imgThe small fishing community of Downings is today coming to terms with the sudden loss of popular local fisherman, Garret Boyce.The Skipper reports his passing occurred on-board the McBride Fishing Company owned, MFV ‘Peadar Elaine II’, sometime before 4.00am on Saturday morning.The boat was fishing crab in the North Sea over the Christmas period and Mr Boyce was due to return home on December 27th. The late Mr Boyce, 44, had been a lifelong employee of McBride Fishing Company; joining the company in the 90’s and fishing on both the ‘Peadar Elaine’ and ‘Peadar Elaine II’.Hugh McBride, from the McBride Fishing Co, today described him as a valuable and much-loved member of the crew.The thoughts and prayers of all in our community go out to all his family, friends, his crewmates and the McBride Fishing Co at this difficult time.Sadness at sudden passing of well-known fisherman was last modified: December 27th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DowningsfishermanGarret Boycelast_img read more