An investigation is under way into the discovery of a body off the Co Mayo coast.

The remains were found by the crew of a local fishing vessel in Lacken Bay, in an area southeast of Downpatrick Head this evening.

No identification has been yet made.

The discovery follows a two week search in Broadhaven Bay for a 23-year-old fisherman who has been missing since 11 September.

The search for Daniel Doherty has been ongoing since he failed to return home from a lobster fishing trip.