Body found off Donegal coast after major search operation

Body found off Donegal coast after major search operation

A body was discovered off the Donegal coast last night following a major search operation.

Malin Head Coast Guard co-ordinated a search after a trawler was discovered washed up on rocks near Teelin in the south-west of the county.

The Coast Guard was alerted at around 8.30 last night.

It is understood that a winchman was lowered from the R118 helicopter on to a vessel which was found to be empty.

Later at 11.15pm, a body was brought ashore at Killybegs.

The Sligo-based helicopter R118, Killybegs Coast Guard, and RNLI units from Arranmore and Bundoran were involved in search. 

The man's body was brought to Letterkenny University Hospital for a post mortem.

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