A man in his 50s has drowned while fishing for salmon on the River Moy close to Foxford in Co Mayo.

His body was recovered and brought to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow.

Other anglers in the area were unable to save the fisherman who apparently lost his footing.

The incident occurred close to Foxford Bridge.

Gardaí are withholding the name of the victim until relatives have been notified.