The search for a 19 year old man who fell into the river barrow in Co. Carlow last night has been called off following the discovery of a man’s body. Garda divers located the body of a young man at Millford Bridge, outside Carlow town at around 10am this morning. The Garda Diving Unit, two boat crews from Carlow Civil Defence and Carlow Fire Service resumed their search earlier this morning.
The family and close friends of the missing man were at the scene when Garda divers recovered the body from the water. A local priest and a doctor have also attended the scene. The man’s body was taken into an emergency tent provided by Carlow Fire Service.
Separately, another search is continuing along the river barrow for a 50 year old woman who went missing on Friday night. Civil Defence crews from Carlow and Kilkenny are assisting the search.