Television set presenter Brian Back again dies after his vehicle plunges into water at a harbour in Northern Ireland 

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Television set presenter Brian Back again dies after his vehicle plunges into water at a harbour in Northern Ireland

  • His vehicle was pulled from Strangford Harbour, in Co Down, Northern Ireland
  • He was rescued out the vehicle and taken to hospital in which he died from his injuries 
  • His colleagues and family members have posted tributes on social media to the journalist 

UTV presenter Brian Black’s vehicle dived into a harbour leading to injuries that he later on died from. 

Mr Black, aged in his 70s, was pulled from Strangford Harbour, in Co Down, Northern Ireland, after bystanders reported a vehicle in the water. 

Crisis companies responded and he was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital  but he died from his injuries. 

A car was pulled out the water of the harbour in Strangford, Co Down in Northern Ireland after Brian Black died aged in his 70s

A vehicle was pulled out the water of the harbour in Strangford, Co Down in Northern Ireland after Brian Black died aged in his 70s

Portaferry RNLI said they and the Portaferry Coastguard recovered the car and one casualty

Portaferry RNLI reported they and the Portaferry Coastguard recovered the vehicle and 1 casualty 

Brian Black was an environmental journalist at UTV and many of his colleagues have written tributes for him

Brian Black was an environmental journalist at UTV and many of his colleagues have penned tributes for him

Northern Ireland’s Fire and Rescue Support, Ambulance Support, Coastguard and Royal Countrywide Lifeboat Institution all responded to the connect with on Tuesday, the Mirror reported. 

There is video clip footage and pictures showing the vehicle staying lifted out of the water at the harbour.    

RNLI instructed the Belfast Telegraph ‘Portaferry RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was requested to start at 11.30am this early morning by Belfast Coastguard adhering to a report of a vehicle in the water. 

‘Portaferry RNLI and Portaferry Coastguard recovered a casualty from the water who was subsequently transferred to hospital.’ 

Mr Black was recognised for reporting on environmental challenges and UTV’s political editor Ken Reid was amid many to shell out tribute to the presenter. 

He tweeted: ‘Devastated. My old UTV colleague Brian Black has been killed in a tragic incident. 

‘He was a exclusive person, fantastic communicator with a exclusive enthusiasm for enhancing our natural environment. 

‘The UTV family members is in a state of shock at the loss. RIP.’   

He was particularly passionate about the arctic and won the the Environmental Journalist of the Year award at Northern Ireland's Press and Broadcast Awards several times

He was particularly passionate about the arctic and won the the Environmental Journalist of the Yr award at Northern Ireland’s Press and Broadcast Awards quite a few times

Photographer Kevin McAuley shared to social media: ‘Very sad news breaking about Brian Black he was 1 of a form fantastic environmentalist, programme maker and presenter.

‘What a sad way to go. I labored extensive aspect Brian on many shoots in North Antrim Reasonable Head and Rathlin Island. Brian RIP.’ 

Mr Black won the the Environmental Journalist of the Yr award at Northern Ireland’s Press and Broadcast Awards quite a few times. 



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