Search called off for Irish man missing in Canada

Canadian Police have confirmed that search efforts have been suspended for a young Mayo man missing, presumed drowned.

26-year old David Gavin from Castlebar went missing after diving off a bridge over the Beaver River in British Columbia on Friday afternoon last.

The Breaffy GAA player – who recently moved to Canada – was on his way to play a football match when he stopped for a swim.

Meanwhile the Vancouver Irish Sporting & Social Club has launched a campaign to raise $75,000 to support the search efforts and David’s family.