The accident happened in the early hours in Newport.

Gardaí are investigating, after a young man passed away following a tragic fall in Co. Mayo early on Christmas Day. The 25-year old was discovered by a neighbour on the ground around 1.30am at the Quay Road in Newport. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body was removed to Mayo University Hospital, Castlebar where a post mortem took place yesterday afternoon by Deputy State Pathologist Dr. Michael Curtis. Curtis’s findings were to determine whether the death was accidental or if a criminal investigation is warranted.

It is believed the young man suffered a tragic fall and passed away from his head injuries. The death is not being treated as suspicious. Gardai said they are investigating the death which has been referred to the Corner’s Court.