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Body discovered in the River Shannon

NewsBy Shuki Byrne
Body: The Shannon-based Coast Guard rescue helicopter was involved in the search
Body: The Shannon-based Coast Guard rescue helicopter was involved in the search

The body of a man has been recovered from the River Shannon in Limerick city.

Two fishermen spotted the body floating on the river earlier this morning and alerted emergency services who contacted the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service (LMSRS). 

A crew travelled to the scene close to the the Irish Cement Factory in Castlemungret and recovered the man's body at approximately 11.20am. 

His body was transferred to the city morgue at University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination will be carried out. 

The man has been named as, Nicky Lyons, who had been missing since earlier in the week. 

A bike and fishing rod believed to have been belonging to the man were found in the river on Wednesday afternoon.

The alarm was raised after the keen angler, who was his 30s, failed to return home following a fishing excursion. 

His family, the Shannon-based Coast Guard rescue helicopter and local search and rescue groups were involved in the search in recent days. 

Gardai are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.