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Body of 13-year-old boy recovered from water in Drogheda

The boy’s remains have been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

Image: Sam Boal via Photocall Ireland

THE BODY OF a 13-year-old boy has been recovered from a water treatment plant in Drogheda, Co Louth.

It’s reported that he had been swimming with friends when he got into difficulty.

Gardaí say the body was recovered before 5 o’clock this evening after they received a 999 call from a member of the public.

A search and rescue operation was immediately launched and the Coast Guard Helicopter was also dispatched.

The dive unit from the Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue & Recovery Service recovered the body with the assistance of the Drogheda Coast Guard.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The boy’s remains have been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.

A post mortem will be carried out tomorrow.

Originally posted 8:00pm.

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