Body recovered from sea off Co Galway

Thursday 24 January 2013 17.22
The man's body was brought to University Hospital Galway
The man's body was brought to University Hospital Galway

The body of a 56-year-old man has been recovered from the sea west of the village of Barna in Co Galway.

The man had been reported missing at lunchtime yesterday.

A search involving the Shannon marine rescue helicopter and Galway Lifeboat was launched this afternoon, after clothes were found on a beach in Barna.

It is understood the man had lived in the Galway area for some time.

The body was taken to University Hospital Galway.

It is expected a post-mortem examination will be carried out later.