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Body is found in search of Lough
Lifeboat
A body was found after the search resumed
The body of a man has been recovered from Lough Erne in County Fermanagh.

The body - not yet identified - was found on Sunday after searches resumed for two men who fell into the water from a small fishing boat.

The men were last seen near Devenish Island on lower Lough Erne at midday on Saturday. The Coastguard received a report that a boat had capsized.

It is understood the two men were fully clothed and did not have life jackets on.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw a green 16-foot open fishing boat which left Enniskillen on Sunday morning.

On Sunday, Diana Gadd from the Coastguard said it was increasingly unlikely that the men swam to safety.

"The shoreline has been scoured to see if they had managed to get out of the water," she said.

"We had an air search from helicopters, but nothing was found."

The small fishing boat in which the men were travelling has been recovered. Police divers explored the depths around it but found nothing.

Police believe one of the man was the owner of the boat. No name has been released yet. They are still trying to establish the identity of the other man.

A PSNI helicoper and an Irish Coastguard helicopter took part in Saturday's search along with the RNLI.

A police boat and Enniskillen inshore lifeboat also attended.




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