Body of angler found off Howth by search team

Garda divers discover remains of man in his 40s who fell from rocks while fishing

The Coast Guard helicopter has been involved in the search for a missing fisherman off Howth in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Coast Guard helicopter has been involved in the search for a missing fisherman off Howth in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sat, Sep 7, 2013, 13:19

A body has been recovered in north Dublin by search teams looking for an angler who fell into the sea yesterday.

The man, who was in his 40s, fell off rocks near Howth while fishing yesterday evening.

A Garda spokesman confirmed the Garda water unit recovered a body in the area close to where fishing gear was found on land.

The major search operation, from the East Pier to the nose of the Hill of Howth, had resumed at first light involving the coast guard helicopter, Howth coast guard, Howth RNLI and gardai.

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