Man drowns in River Shannon in Co Westmeath

Monday 09 September 2013 08.46
Man's body was recovered from the River Shannon
Man's body was recovered from the River Shannon

A man has drowned in the River Shannon in Co Westmeath.

The body of the 51-year-old was taken from the water at Town Bridge in Athlone at 11.30pm last night.

It is believed he may have slipped and fallen into the river.

His body was recovered by the Athlone sub aqua team and the RNLI.