Gardaí in Westport are investigating all off the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was discovered at The Quay, Westport yesterday morning.

He has been named locally as 32 year old Ballina man Sean Hynes. It's understood that he had been attending an event with a group of friends in Westport at the weekend.

The discovery was made by a passer-by who raised the alarm shortly before 9am. The man's body was removed from the water and taken to the mortuary at Mayo University Hospital. The local Coroner was notified and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out this morning.

Investigating Gardaí are not currently treating the death as suspicious but will await the outcome of the post-mortem to determine the course of their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Castlebar Garda Station 094-9038200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.


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