The bodies of a man and a woman have been recovered from the River Shannon in Co Leitrim.

The discovery was made at the marina in the town of Carrick-on-Shannon.

The man, who was 40, was Irish with Roscommon connections and his partner was English and in her 30s.

The couple, who lived in Germany, were on holiday in the area. They hired a boat earlier this week.

Gardaí went to the area after the couple were reported missing this morning.

The couple were last seen having a meal in a local restaurant on Wednesday night and the alarm was raised when a relative was unable to contact with the man. 

Gardaí said that the man's body was located in the river close to the hired boat at around 2pm, and the woman's body was later recovered. 

The bodies have been removed to Sligo University Hospital and a post-mortem examination will be carried out on Monday. 

Gardaí said that at this stage the deaths are being treated as accidental.