A body has been recovered in the search for a missing fisherman off the coast of Skerries, Co Dublin.

The man's remains were found around 500m from the pier at Skerries after the RV Keary, a Geological Survey of Ireland boat, reported a contact on its sonar.

Garda divers went to the location and found the body. 

The man, who was 28 years old and from the area, has been named locally as Jamie McAllister.

He had been fishing with his uncle Keith McAllister when the small trawler they were on got into difficulty and went down off the coast of Skerries.

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A member of the public raised the alarm when they saw the boat capsize and the Skerries RNLI lifeboat was at the scene within minutes. 

Keith McAllister was rescued and is now recovering in hospital.

The search was co-ordinated by the LÉ Niamh along with the Irish Coast Guard.

RNLI lifeboats from Skerries, Howth and Clogherhead were also involved in the operation, along with local fishermen.

The Air Corps search and rescue airplane, the LÉ Orla, and around a dozen local fishing vessels also took part in the search yesterday.