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Bodies of two men found after car goes into river in Co Mayo

The search has now been stood down.

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Update 4.48pm

THE BODIES OF two men have been recovered, after a car went into a river in west Co Mayo in the early hours of this morning.

The search has now been stood down, and the bodies of the men have been removed to a hospital in Castlebar, a garda spokesperson told TheJournal.ie.

Gardaí earlier said that they are now searching “for recovery of bodies” in the area.

The incident happened at around 3am this morning.

The alarm was raised by a third man who is in his teens, who managed to escape the SUV car.

The men who were missing are aged 26 and 27, and believed to be from the area.

The incident occurred around four miles south of Louisburgh when the SUV was travelling on a bridge on the Carrownisky River, and it was swept away by the current after becoming submerged in water.

An updated statement from gardaí from earlier today said: “The Garda Water Unit have arrived at the scene and it is envisaged to begin the search for recovery of bodies.”

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