Body recovered in Carlow search operation

Monday 03 February 2014 08.01
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Jonny Byrne died after falling into the River Barrow
Jonny Byrne died after falling into the River Barrow
A search operation was carried out on the River Barrow
A search operation was carried out on the River Barrow

A body has been recovered during a search operation for a 19-year-old man who fell into the River Barrow at Milford Bridge in Co Carlow.

He has been named locally as Jonny Byrne.

Rescue teams searched the river yesterday evening and this morning for the teenager and discovered his body shortly before 11am.

Mr Byrne was from the Leighlinbridge area of Carlow and was a prominent member of the Naomh Brid hurling club.

Members of the Garda Sub Aqua unit, civil defence officers, local search and rescue  teams and the Waterford Coastguard unit along with gardaí were involved in the search.