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Search for 'missing child' in Donegal after woman's body found

The discovery of the body of a woman in the Rockstown Bay area has led to fears that a child may also be missing.

Lough Swilly in Co Donegal (File photo)
Lough Swilly in Co Donegal (File photo)
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SEARCH AND RESCUE authorities in Donegal are searching for a child who may have gone missing in the Buncrana area of Co Donegal earlier today following the discovery of the body of a woman.

A spokesperson for Malin Head Rescue said that lifeguard, coastguard and helicopter units are conducting a search based on the possibility that a child has gone missing.

This follows the discovery of the body of a woman at around 6.30pm in the Rockstown Bay area near Lough Swilly.

Authorities received a report that the woman was seen walking with a child earlier in the day and are now searching for that child.

“The information is that a child may have been seen with the woman earlier in the day. It’s still a vague report but we’re conducting a search on the basis that a child is missing,” a spokesperson for Malin Head Rescue said this evening.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland and the gardaí are also investigating the matter in an attempt to confirm whether or not a child is actually missing.

Gardaí in Buncrana are in charge of the operation and are conducting inquiries.

The spokesperson at Malin Head added that the search for the child will continue until they are told otherwise.

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