Lough body thought to be missing Larne man - police

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An extensive search was carried out for Mr Nixon

The body of a man has been recovered from the water at Larne Lough, Magheramorne.

It was found by members of Dundalk Sub-Aqua Search & Rescue Club and the Community Rescue Service on Saturday afternoon.

The body is believed to be that of 29-year-old Graeme Nixon who has been missing since 8 May.

The boat Mr Nixon and another man were in capsized on Mill Bay. He was due to have been married this weekend.

Police, the coastguard, a specialist dive team as well as volunteers searched the surrounding sea and shoreline following his disappearance.

Mr Nixon, who was from the Larne area, was in a rowing boat which overturned in Mill Bay while he was picking whelks.

A second man aged in his 30s who was also in the boat managed to get to shore.

His fiancee was given the news of his disappearance during her hen party celebrations.