Investigation under way after helicopter targeted with a laser during search operation in Gaoth Dobhair

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Gardai in Milford are investigating reports that the Sligo emergency helicopter was targeted with an alleged laser in the early hours of this morning.

The helicopter was assisting in a search along with several other rescue units for a missing Gaoth Dobhair man.

The pilot contacted Malin Head coastguard station when a laser was directed at him.

Malin Head  coastguard contacted Milford Garda Station who are investigating the matter.

A 52 year old man’s  body was later recovered from a quarry pond at Meenderrygamph in Gaoth Dobhair this morning.

Gardai are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.