A man has been pronounced dead following a quad bike accident on Achill Island early this afternoon.

The victim, who was in his seventies, had been riding the quad bike on the approach road to Purteen Harbour.

 He was trapped after the vehicle overturned at around 1:45pm.

 Gardai, fire brigade personnel and members of the local coastguard unit are currently at the scene.

Road diversions are in place.

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