Father of three named as Kerry sea victim

Monday 01 February 2016 21.19
The search began yesterday afternoon off the coast of Templenoe
The search began yesterday afternoon off the coast of Templenoe

A man whose body was recovered from the sea off the Kerry coast this morning has been named locally as 53-year-old Bill Topham. 

The search for the father of three began yesterday afternoon after a boat carrying the victim and another man capsized off the coast of Templenoe near Kenmare. 

The other man managed to swim ashore to a small Island off Templenoe where he was rescued and taken to hospital suffering from hypothermia. 

A team of naval service divers, a Shannon-based helicopter, Castletownbere Coast Guard and Kerry Fire Service were all involved in the search, which resumed at first light.  

Mr Topham was an electrician from Kenmare.