Colm Johnson

THE 24-year-old student from Bandon who died in a tragic kayaking accident in Norway last week was buried in Bandon today (Monday).

Colm Johnson from Clancoolmore, Bandon was on holiday with friends in Norway when the accident occurred as he was kayaking on the Sjoa River last Monday afternoon.

It is understood the UCC student got into trouble negotiating a ravine on the river which is a popular destination for kayakers.

Mr Johnson who was a member of the UCC kayaking club is survived by his parents Maurice and Ann, brother Alan and sisters, Síle and Niamh.

Requiem Mass was at St Patrick’s Church, Bandon followed by the funeral afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Donations, in lieu of flowers to the Bandon Branch of St Vincent de Paul.