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Body found in search for missing man off Valentia Island, Kerry

Irish Coastguard Rescue Helicopter
Image caption Rescue helicopters from Shannon and Waterford assisted in the search

Divers involved in the search for a man who went missing while fishing on Valentia Island in County Kerry have recovered a body.

The man is understood to be in his 30s and from County Kilkenny.

He was fishing with a group of people at Culloo Rock on the north side of Valentia Island when he fell into the water at 22:30 BST on Thursday.

Rescue helicopters from Shannon and Waterford assisted the Valentia Lifeboat in the search.

The location is popular for shore angling.

It is also dangerous - several people have lost their lives in the area over the years.

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