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The search of Lough Ree
The search of Lough Ree
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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.
Mar 26th 2014, 5:30 PM 6,500 1

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 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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