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Man's body recovered from Boyne in centre of Drogheda

A member of public spotted the body in the water this morning, and alerted gardaí.

De Lacey Bridge, Drogheda
De Lacey Bridge, Drogheda
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Updated at 3.45pm.

THE BODY OF a man has been recovered from the water in the centre of Drogheda, after local rescue boats responded to the scene this morning.

A member of the public informed gardaí after spotting the body in the River Boyne this morning near De Lacey Bridge.

Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue and Recovery Service recovered the man’s body with the assistance of the Drogheda Coast Guard and Drogheda Gardaí.

The Coast Guard helicopter was also dispatched to the scene from Dublin, a spokesperson for the service confirmed — however, the aircraft was sent back to base as the rescue boats arrived at the scene first.

The man’s body was taken from the water at around 11am, and has since been taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

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