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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Missing man's body recovered from the sea

THE body of a young man reported missing was recovered from the sea off west Cork.

The man, named locally as Mike Power (21), was reported missing by his family and friends in Eyries and Castletownbere on the Beara Peninsula shortly before 8pm on Sunday.

They had become very concerned when they were unable to contact the young man.

A local festival was being staged in the area on Sunday evening and Mr Power had not returned home as planned.

A major land and sea search was launched and a fisherman spotted a body in shallow water just off the Beara Peninsula shortly after 3pm yesterday.

The body was brought ashore by the local RNLI lifeboat crew, and a post-mortem is due today.

The death has been described locally as "a terrible tragedy".

Irish Independent

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