Body of man recovered in Lough Ree

Sunday 06 April 2014 21.18
The Boyne Fishermen's Rescue and Recovery Service found the body of Daryl Burke this afternoon
The Boyne Fishermen's Rescue and Recovery Service found the body of Daryl Burke this afternoon

The body of a man who went missing on a fishing trip last month has been recovered during a search in Lough Ree this afternoon.

The Boyne Fishermen's Rescue and Recovery Service found the body of Daryl Burke, 30, at 2.30pm this afternoon. 

Mr Burke, a father-of-three from Co Armagh, was on a small boat with two friends when it sank in rough weather last month.  

He had set off from Hodson Bay in Co Roscommon with John Trimble, 60, and David Warnock, 27, who were rescued from the water but Mr Warnock later died.  

An extensive search of Lough Ree had taken since the sinking.

It included, garda, naval and local diving clubs, as well as divers from around the country. 

The search was assisted by, among others, local anglers, the civil defence, members of Inland Fisheries Ireland and members of the local community.