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Mounties search for missing Irishman


Breaffy man David Gavin

Breaffy man David Gavin

Breaffy man David Gavin

A search is being carried out in Canada for a Co Mayo man who went missing while swimming with friends.

David Gavin (26) failed to surface when he dived off a bridge in British Columbia on Friday afternoon.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police immediately launched a search-and-rescue operation in the Kinbasket Lake area.

Mr Gavin, who is from Castlebar, moved to Canada only a few months ago to start a new job.


Police contacted his family, who were expected to arrive in Canada last night.

His parents work for Mayo County Council and the family is said to be well-known.

Mr Gavin was a member of Breaffy GAA.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement: "The department is aware of an incident in British Columbia involving an Irish citizen.

"Our embassy in Ottawa is liaising closely with the local authorities."