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A body has been recovered in the search for a fisherman missing off the West Cork coast.

 

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The alarm was raised when a man – in his 60’s – failed to return to shore in Schull last night, having left on a fishing trip earlier in the day.

 

A major search operation involving – local rescue boats, the LÉ Orla and a Coast Guard helicopter – resumed this morning.

 

It’s understood a body was recovered at around 11am by a local fishing vessel.

 

Valentia Coast Guard assisted in co-ordinating the operation.