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Body of missing 65-year-old man found in Tipperary quarry

The 64-year-old was swimming in Ahenny quarry in Carrick-on-Suir.

File image of Ahenny quarry where the man was last see yesterday evening.
File image of Ahenny quarry where the man was last see yesterday evening.
Image: Wayne Brown via Flickr

Updated 10.59am

THE BODY OF a man has been recovered from a Co Tipperary quarry.

It is believed to be that of a 65-year-old local man who was last seen swimming in the Ahenny quarry in Carrick-on-Suir yesterday evening.

He was reported missing at around 6.30pm when he failed to return home and a search by the coast guard, gardaí and local people ensued. The search was stopped last night when it got dark but resumed again this morning.

A garda spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that the body was found at around 9.30am and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His body will be taken to Waterford Regional Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

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