Body Discovered in Search For Missing Diver

Rescue teams searching for the body of a diver who went missing off the coast of Mayo have recovered a body.

The man, who is in his early 20s and from France, disappeared while diving with a friend in the Old Head area near Westport last night.

A body has now been found at the same spot where the man went missing.

The second man was able to swim ashore and raise the alarm at around 8pm on Wednesday evening.

Westport Coast Guard and the Irish Coast Guard Helicopter along with the Achill RNLI Lifeboat were involved in the search.

All search and rescue units are standing down as a result of the discovery.


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