SADNESS AS BODY FOUND IN SEARCH FOR MISSING JET SKIER

Irish Rescue helicopter involved in search for missing jet skier on Sunday

A BODY has been found in the search for a missing jet skier.

The emergency services and volunteers launched a major search operation on Sunday after a man was reported missing on Lough Erne following an incident involving a jet ski.

A second man was rescued from the water.

The incident happened in the waters of Lower Lough Erne at Muckross Bay near Kesh, where there is a public slipway and jetty.

An Irish coastguard helicopter was called in on Sunday evening to help with the search.

Locals said they believed the missing man was visiting the area from the North Down area.

Searches continued on Monday.

This morning, Tuesday, September 11, the Community Rescue Service said the search had come to a “sad conclusion”.

In a Facebook post, CRS said: “The management and volunteers of the Community Rescue Service extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased at this sad time.”

The PSNI have now confirmed a body of a man was recovered from Lough Erne on Monday evening.

“A post mortem examination will take place in due course.

“Police are not treating the death as suspicious at this time,” a spokeswoman said.

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