Sunday 15 December 2019

Body of missing man (22) found in bog stream

Christopher Harney (22)
Christopher Harney (22)

The body of a missing 22-year-old man has been found in a bog stream last night.

Chris Harney (22) from Bealnamulla, Athlone in Co Westmeath was last seen on the morning of July 16.

According to reports, Chris contacted his family in a disorientated state but he was unaware of his whereabouts.

When his family raised the alarm, Christopher’s call was traced to the Templemore area.

Gardai issued an appeal for help in finding him.

Following a week of searches involving local volunteers and Templemore gardai the 22-year-old's body was recovered by the Garda Underwater unit in a stream near Templetuohy bog on Tuesday night.

Today, a post mortem was being carried out at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick.

Mr Harney’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

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