A POST MORTEM is due to be carried out today on the body of a man recovered from Lough Derg in Tipperary last night.
The body was recovered at around 8pm on Friday night by members of the Killaloe Search and Recovery Team. A search operation had commenced in the area following the discovery of an overturned boat near Garrykennedy on Thursday evening.
A member of the RNLI lifeboat team raised the alarm after spotting the boat in the water.
Search teams, including RNLI volunteers and coastguard units, had conducted a search of the area until 1am on Friday morning. The search began again at daybreak.
The man’s body was removed to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick where a post mortem will be carried out later today.
The boat has been towed to Garrykennedy where a forensic examination will be carried out.
In a separate incident the Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was called to assist four people who were forced to abandon their boat after it ran aground on Friday evening.
All four occupants were uninjured.