Weekend search for missing angler Daryl Burke ends without success

Daryl with wife Louise
Daryl with wife Louise

The search for missing Portadown angler Daryl Burke will enter its 12th day this morning after rescue teams worked all weekend without success.

The 30-year-old father-of-three was one of three pike fishermen whose boat capsized on Lough Ree, Co Westmeath on March 20.

David Warnock from Richhill was pulled from the water but died later in hospital.

The third man, John Trimble, spent several days in hospital before returning to help in the search for his friend.

All three had set out on a fishing and camping trip when the weather suddenly deteriorated.

Speaking last night, Sean McCarry of the NI Community Rescue Service said his team was remaining in Westmeath to continue the search.