Sunday 25 September 2016

Two bodies recovered from the sea in separate areas of Galway

Greg Harkin and Geraldine Gittens

Published 17/04/2016 | 17:51

The identities of the men have not yet been confirmed. Stock picture
The identities of the men have not yet been confirmed. Stock picture
Anthony Henehan Credit: Facebook
Ben Garrett Credit: Facebook

Two bodies have been recovered in Galway this weekend, as searches took place for two missing men.

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Gardaí have confirmed that the body of one man was recovered from the water in the Galway docks area, not far from Galway lifeboat station, this morning after being spotted by a passerby.

While the body of another man was recovered at Costello Bay yesterday morning.

Post mortems were due to take place at University Hospital Galway.

The body of missing soldier Ben Garrett (21), originally from Mayo, was identified this evening. 

Private Garrett in the 1st Battalion in Galway was last seen leaving the popular Carbon nightclub on Galway's Eglington Street at around 1.45am on March 31.

Two major searches were being conducted for both Mr Garrett and Roscommon man Anthony Henehan (38).

Anthony Henehan was last seen on March 10.

Families and friends of both men had been involved in extensive appeals on social media in a bid to trace them.

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