Body Recovered From Sea At Inishown Head

The body of a fisherman has been recovered from the sea at Inishown Head, near Greencastle, Co Donegal.

The alarm was raised at about 10am when a local man contacted Malin Head Coast Guard, reporting that he spotted wreckage and a diesel spill in the water off Inishowen Head.

It is understood that the man was alone on his fishing vessel when it sank.

The body was recovered and taken to Greencastle Guard Station, before being transferred to Letterkenny General Hospital.

A search operation was launched while emergency services tried to establish if the man had been alone on the boat, but was stood down a short time later.

An investigation in the circumstances of the man's death is underway.


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