Body discovered after two weeks seek for lacking man on Lough Erne

A BODY has been found in a search for a man who went missing in Lough Erne, County Fermanagh, two weeks ago.

Michael McGirr was last seen on a boat on the Lough around 2pm on Saturday 29th October.

It was thought to be heading for the island of Inish Davar in Lower Lough Erne.

His boat was found the next day, but Mr McGirr was not on board.

Police searching for missing Fermanagh man Michael McGirr have discovered a body. Michael’s body is believed to be where one of our search dogs had indicated during previous searches.

Our thoughts are with Michael’s family and friends and the wider community

— K9 Search & Rescue NI (@k9sarni) November 12, 2022

On Saturday, a statement from police investigating his disappearance said a body had been recovered.

It added that the death would not be treated as suspicious.

The local community had joined forces to help find Mr McGirr, with a Facebook page providing updates on the search effort.

On Saturday, a post on the Finding Michael McGirr page said he had been found and thanked everyone for their help.

Meanwhile, rescue organization Lough Neagh, which was helping with the search, said in a statement a body had been recovered.

“Over the past two weekends Lough Neagh Rescue Crews and our statutory agency partners have been involved in the search for a missing person on Lough Erne,” the statement said.

“Earlier today [Saturday] The missing person’s body was located and recovered in a multi-agency effort.

“Lough Neagh Rescue would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the family of the person affected and may he rest in peace.”

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