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Thousands walk to aid sea search

Thousands of people walked a beach last night in a show of support for the families of two missing fishermen.

Between 5,000 and 8,000 people took part in a "walk of solidarity" on the beach in Skerries, north Dublin, for the families of Ronan Browne (26) and David Gilsenan (41), from Rush. The two experienced fishermen and marine engineers are presumed drowned after they failed to return from a fishing trip on Friday.

As local residents and people from neighbouring seaside communities solemnly walked from the harbour where they went missing, a massive recovery operation was continuing for the sixth day to retrieve the men's bodies.

The walk called 'Fund the Fuel' was organised by local businessmen Ollie Grimes and Martin Scully, to raise funds for the hundreds of local fishermen who have spent the past six days trawling the shoreline for signs of the missing men.

Irish Independent