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Up to 90 people still searching for man missing after boating accident

Darryl Burke hasn’t been seen since the boat overturned last Thursday.

The search of Lough Ree
The search of Lough Ree
Image: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/Press Association Images

THE SEARCH FOR missing fisherman Darryl Burke is continuing almost a week after the boat he was on capsized on Lough Ree.

The RNLI told TheJournal.ie that the lifeboats were out today but the search was primarily focused on the divers as a large amount of divers and sub aqua clubs were out searching.

The Lough Ree Lifeboat operations manager, Damien Delaney said,

There are 80 -90 people out searching today. A meeting will be held this evening to decide on a plan for tomorrow.

30-year-old Darryl Burke hasn’t been seen since Thursday’s accident.

Two of his friends were rescued from the water however one of them, 27-year-old David Warnock, later died.

The accident happened when the men were travelling to Carnagh from Hodson Bay in Athlone.

The alarm was raised by a member of the public who saw the conditions the boat was facing.

Read: Over 50 divers took part in the search on Lough Ree today>

Read: Man rescued after boat capsized in Lough Ree has died>

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