Tragedy as man's body found in sea off Donegal coast
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Tragedy as man's body found in sea off Donegal coast

THE BODY of a man has been recovered from the sea off the coast of Donegal.

The remains were found late last night near Teelin, County Donegal, and brought to shore by the Coastguard.

The unnamed victim was brought to Letterkenny University Hospital where his body will undergo a post-mortem.

According to RTÉ News, the alarm was raised at around 8.30pm last night, when the Coastguard noticed a small fishing boat on the rocks in the sea near Teelin.

The Malin Coastguard launched a full-scale search and rescue operation, and alerted Sligo-based helicopter R118, the Killybeggs Coastguard, and two RNLI units from Bundoran and Árainn Mhór.

Tragically, the body was found not far from the boat and the search operation was called off late last night.

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Separately this morning, a search is taking place off the coast of Kerry for a man who fell into the sea while fishing near Tralee last night.

As reported by RTÉ, two friends fell into the ocean at around 8.30pm last night, however one man was able to swim back to shore and raise the alarm.

The Valentia Coast Guard, Shannon-based Coastguard helicopter, Fent RNLI, Ballybunion Coastguard, Waterford-based Coastguard helicopter and the Glenderry Coastguard were all involved for the desperate search for the man until late last night.

The search has resumed this morning.