Gardai searching for another person recover man’s body in Killybegs

A man’s body was taken from the water at Killybegs Harbour today– after a search was launched for a different person.

The body taken from the water beside a slipway near the Garda station was of a 50-year-old man from the Glencolmcille area who was last sighted on Wednesday.

Gardai said they were looking for another person at the time, a 91-year-old suffering from dementia who went missing from Killybegs Community Hospital about noon today.

Gardai said they were investigating whether the body they found fell from a trawler. A spokesman said: “At this stage we are treating it as a drowning.”