Search in Galway stood down

Thursday 23 November 2017

The Search which had resumed at first light this morning, for a fisherman who was reported missing last night, has now been stood down following the discovery of a body. The body was located on the shore in Oranmore Bay 5nm East from where the fishing vessel was discovered.

The Search which was co-ordinated by Valentia Rescue Centre working with local Gardaí, involved Coast Guard Unit from Costello Bay, RNLI Lifeboat crews from Galway and Aran Island, Coast Guard Rescue Helicopters based in Shannon and Sligo .

The alarm was raised late last night after the fisherman was reported overdue. An unmanned boat was located overnight and was towed back to Galway by the Aran Island Lifeboat.

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Initial Publication Date: 
23/11/2017