Man dies after quad bike accident in Curracloe, Wexford.

A local man in his early 50s has died following a quad bike accident in Curracloe, County Wexford.

The Rescue 117 Coast Guard helicopter from Waterford was called in to help locate the man, who was believed to be on his own at the time of the accident.

Members from the Curracloe Coast Guard Unit and the gardai also assisted with the search, which took place yesterday evening after the man had been reported missing.

The man in question was discovered with fatal injuries and was later removed to University Hospital Waterford.

The tragic accident occurred at the popular Ballinesker Beach area of Curracloe.