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Body recovered in search for missing Galway fisherman

The Valentia Coast Guard confirmed that the body of a man was recovered near Mace Head just after midday.

File photo of the Irish coast guard
File photo of the Irish coast guard
Image: Photocall Ireland

A BODY HAS been recovered during the search for a fisherman who went missing off the west coast of the country yesterday.

The Valentia Coast Guard confirmed that the body of a man had been recovered by the Aran Island Lifeboat team near Mace Head just after midday. The body was brought to University College Galway.

Search teams had already recovered the currach which the 43-year-old man was last seen rowing in at around 5pm yesterday. The currach has been taken to Salthill Garda Station to be examined.

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