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Woman's body recovered from Mayo river

The woman’s body was recovered one day after the body of a man – who had been searching for a missing teenager – was taken from the same river.

Image: Pamela Norrington via Creative Commons

GARDAÍ HAVE LAUNCHED an investigation following the discovery of a woman’s body in the River Moy, near Foxford in Mayo.

A postmortem will be carried out tomorrow on the remains of the woman, who is believed to have been in her 40s. Garda have said that foul play is not suspected.

The Irish Times reports that the woman is suspected to be a Roscommon native who has been missing for a number of weeks.

The body of a 59-year-old man was removed from the river yesterday, by Ballina, RTÉ reports. The man, named as Tommie Helley, had been taking part in a search for a 19-year-old man who had last been seen on the bridge crossing the river 11 days ago.

The 19-year-old, David Higgins, has not yet been found. Navy divers are still searching for him.

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