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Body of elderly man reported missing yesterday found in Donegal

It is understood that foul play is not suspected in the death of Patrick Ward.

THE BODY OF a man in his 80s has been found in the hills near his home in Donegal, after he was reported missing by family members yesterday.

Named locally as Patrick Ward, of Roughra in Killybegs, he was found early this morning after the Donegal Mountain Rescue Team and the Killybegs coast guard assisted in the search.

The Mountain Rescue Team said that it was asked by An Garda Síochana to assist with the search at around 11.30pm yesterday evening, and searched until the person was located.

The team said it stood down and returned to base at 1.30am this morning.

The coast guard also confirmed that it had stood down its search in the early hours of the morning.

It is understood that foul play is not suspected in his death at this time.

Funeral mass will be held for Ward on Saturday morning.

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