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Dublin: 8 °C Tuesday 21 January, 2020

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.

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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