Irish Coast Guard

Body Of Five Year Old Boy Found In Lough Mask Co Mayo

Elaine Leonard
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The body of a five-year-old boy who went missing yesterday has been recovered from Lough Mask in Co Mayo this morning.

The alarm was raised yesterday evening at around 630pm after a dinghy was seen floating empty in the water.

The boy is from the local area and is understood to have fallen from a dinghy that may have drifted from the shoreline.

Gardaí and the Irish Coast Guard were involved in the search for the boy on the west side of Lough Mask, near Tuar Mhic Éadaigh (Toormakeady).

At around 8am this morning the body of the boy was found roughly 4km south of Tuar Mhic Éadaigh (Toormakeady).

An Garda Síochána have requested respect the family’s privacy.

Pic Irish Coast Guard