body recovered louth coast missing fisherman

The search for a fisherman missing after a boat sank off the Co Louth coast, has ended after a body was recovered from the wreck of his boat

The Irish Coast Guard has issued a statement regarding the search and recovery operation for a fisherman who has been missing since Tuesday 12 December 2023 after his vessel sank off the Louth coast.

The Coast Guard has confirmed that a body has been located and recovered by the Irish Navy Dive Team from the wreck of the sunken fishing vessel ‘Ben Thomas’.

The Irish Coast Guard statement regarding the search off the coast of Co. Louth reads:

“The Irish Coast Guard Marine Rescue Coordination Centre Dublin confirms that a body has been located and recovered by the navy dive team during a search of the sunken fishing vessel ‘Ben Thomas’ off the Co. Louth Coast.

We would like to thank Clogherhead, Greenore, Drogheda  Coast Guard teams, Clogherhead RNLI Lifeboat crew, the Garda water unit, Navy dive team, Irish Lights vessel ‘Granuaile’, Survey Vessel ‘Ros Aine’ and the many local fishing vessels that assisted with the search operation over the past several days.

The Irish Coast Guard extends our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.”

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