Woman’s body found close to Ards Friary

The body of a woman has been found near Ards Friary.

In a statement tonight, Donegal Mountain Rescue Team have confirmed they were called at 6.25pm to search for a missing 54 year old woman.

The cliff and shore search included a dog search unit attached to DMRT, along with the Rescue 118 Helicopter, 2 Coast Guard boats, gardai and Friary staff. One of the search dogs found the woman's body. DMRT say the helicopter had some difficulty dropping the winch man onto the scene, but eventually the body was winched on board and brought to Sligo General Hospital. The rescue team was stood down just before 10 o'clock.