The body of a man in his fifties was recovered off the north shore at Cloonamore, Inishbofin in Co Galway in the early hours of this morning.

Malin Head Coast Guard received at call at about 20 minutes after midnight.

A helicopter was sent to the location and the man's remains were transferred to Inishbofin Airfield before being taken by lifeboat to Clifden at around 4.30am.

His body has been removed to University Hospital Galway where a post mortem wil take place.

The boat of a fisherman who had not returned to shore for two days was found overturned near the location of the body.



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