Body of missing angler Daryl Burke identified

The search for missing angler
The search for missing angler

A body which was recovered from Lough Ree in Co Westmeath yesterday has been identified as missing angler Daryl Burke.

The 30-year-old from Portadown, was fishing on the lake with two friends when their boat sank on March 20.

Mr Burke, a father-of-three whose wife Louise is heavily pregnant with their fourth child, went missing after the boat he and two friends were in capsized.

The boat was recovered on Monday evening after sonar scans of the water helped locate it.

The remains were discovered about 500m from where the fishermen’s boat was located around 3pm.