Missing angler boat located

The boat was located yesterday evening at around 7 pm by the Lough Ree sub aqua club in the Ballybay area of the lake, sitting in 5 metres of water.

Garda and Naval divers will search the area this morning – a team are due to meet on site at around 9 am to assess the weather conditions.  

Mr Burke was part of a group of three from an angling club in Co Armagh who got into difficulty in windy conditions on Lough Ree, near Athlone.

A 27-year-old angler who was recovered from the water died in hospital while another member of the fishing group is recovering from his injuries.