Northern Ireland

Search for missing Donegal fisherman enters third day

A coastguard helicopter
Image caption The coastguard is helping with the search

The search for a Donegal fisherman is continuing, three days after his uncle's body was recovered.

Robert McLaughlin and his uncle Edward Doherty were on board a fishing boat on Monday morning when it got into trouble.

The body of 65-year-old Edward Doherty was recovered within a few hours, near the fishing village of Glengad.

The men's vessel, The Jennifer, was brought ashore on Monday evening. No damage was found to the hull.

Charlie Cavanagh from Greencastle Coastguard said it was not yet clear what had caused the tragedy. An investigation is due to be carried out.

A coastguard helicopter from Sligo; lifeboats from Portrush and Lough Swilly; and local fishing boats have been taking part in the search for Robert McLaughlin.

The two fisherman from Ross Head near Malin Head had gone to sea to check lobster and crab pots.