Clane man critical after canal accident

MEMBERS of a Clane family flew to Holland at the weekend to be at the bedside of a 35 year old man, who was said to be seriously ill.

MEMBERS of a Clane family flew to Holland at the weekend to be at the bedside of a 35 year old man, who was said to be seriously ill.

Kevin Behan, whose parents Colm and Collette live at Capdoo Park, Clane, was hospitalised and placed on a life support machine in an Amsterdam hospital.

The scientist, who was researching ways to fight cancer in a university in London, fell into a canal while socialising on Saturday morning.

It’s understood the incident happened in the Kloveniersburgwal area of the city on Saturday morning and Mr Behan is in a critical condition in hospital.

Mr Behan was on a journey to Poznan, Poland to watch Ireland play in Euro 2012.

His family were informed of the grim news by Clane gardai after the Dutch police had alerted Interpol.

According to the Irish Daily Star both his parents made their way to Amsterdam on Saturday last and were joined by Kevin’s brothers Marc and James.

Mr Behan is currently working as a research officer at the Imperial College in London specialising in new cancer therapies.

Only last year he attained an MSc in Radiopharmaceutics and PET Radiochemistry from King’s College, London.

Previously he studied at the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Athlone Institute of Technology. He also worked as a research assistant at Trinity College.