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View of Howth Harbour from near Balscadden Road informatique via Flickr/Creative Commons

Body found in search for missing fisherman

The garda diving unit recovered the body this afternoon.

A BODY HAS been recovered off Howth Head by rescue teams searching for a missing fisherman.

The body was discovered by members of the garda diving unit this afternoon.

The search for the angler, who was last seen on Friday evening, has now been stood down. The 40-year-old man fell off the rocks at Howth Head and into the water before 5.30pm Friday.

Local RNLI and Coast Guard crews along with the Rescue 116 helicopter were tasked to the scene but the search was called off for the night after about two-and-a-half hours due to bad light. It was resumed this morning.

(YouTube: Howthcoastguard)

Read: Search resumes for fisherman missing off Howth coast

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