A fisherman whose body was recovered from the shoreline at Killybegs in Co Donegal today was originally from Co Cork.
The man, who was in his 50s, was an engineer on a Cork-based boat which had docked in the fishing port.
The man’s body was recovered at 2pm, a short time after he had been reported missing.
The Harbour Office in Killybegs were alerted to the missing man and they contacted the Killybegs Coastguard and the Gardai.
Gardai and the coastguard recovered the man’s body on the shoreline in the Benroe area.
The man’s remains were removed to the Mortuary at Letterkenny University Hospital where a post mortem is due to take place tomorrow.
A Garda spokesman said the scene has been preserved for a technical examination.
The man’s name has not yet been released until all his relatives have been informed.
A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death has been launched.
However, sources say the death is being treated as a tragic accident.Tags: