The body of a young man has been recovered from the water at the Quay in Westport this morning.

The alert was raised by a person walking in the area.

Emergency services have been at the scene for a number of hours.

His remains are due to be removed to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar for a post-mortem examination.

Midwest News understands the young man is from another town in Mayo and was attending an event in Westport last night with a number of his friends.

It is understood the group were staying in a hotel along the Quay.

Westport GardaĆ­ are investigating the circumstances of what is understood to be a tragic accident.

There is no further information at this time.

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