After a week long search, the Mulroy Coast Guard boat located a body in the water near Downing Pier

After a week long search by Mulroy Coast guard

boats and shore teams, a missing yachtsman’s body has been found.

The skipper of the yacht, Wood Magic, was reported missing by his family on 28 June. 

His body was located yesterday afternoon in the water near Downing Pier, Co Donegal.

The yacht had been anchored off Sheephaven Bay for as many as 10

days, before the alarm was raised.

Gardai

boarded the yacht and found no trace of the man, who is understood to be from

the Inishowen Peninsula.

A tender, which was attached to the yacht was found upside down in the

water.

An

extensive search operation was undertaken around the lough between Sheephaven Bay and Hornhead

Head by the Mulroy Coast Guard boat and the Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo.

A spokesman for the Irish Coast Guard reported on the emergency service’s Facebook page: ‘After a week long search by Mulroy Coast guard

boats and shore teams for a missing male off a capsized tender of a

yacht Wood Magic in Ards Bay the Mulroy Coast Guard boat located a body

in the water at 1640 near Downing Pier. RIP.’

Picture: Downdraft from Rescue 118 in Sheephaven Bay. Credit: Mulroy Coast Guard