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Body found during Welsh-Irish search for woman who went missing from ferry

A woman was reported missing to gardaí this morning after an Irish ferry docked in Rosslare.

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Updated 2pm

WELSH AUTHORITIES HAVE located a body during the search for a woman who went missing after travelling with an Irish ferry company from Wales to Co Wexford.

Welsh police officers are working closely with specialist recovery teams from the British coastguard and the ambulance service to recover the body, which was located in the Lawrenny area, Pembrokeshire.

A major search operation was launched earlier this morning for a passenger missing from the Irish ferry Isle of Inishmore.

The search involved the UK coastguard, an Irish Coastguard helicopter, all weather lifeboats, a Port Authority vessel, the South-Wales Dyfed-Powys police and the Northern Ireland Police.

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The woman was travelling with Irish Ferries’ Eurolines service from Pembrokeshire, Wales to Rosslare, Co Wexford last night. When the cruise ship docked in Rosslare this morning, the woman was missing from the ship.

In a statement, Irish Ferries said that the woman “was reported missing on arrival at the port, and there was no knowledge of the missing passenger prior to docking.

“Gardaí searched the vessel and the coach was released back to service.”

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