Kilcar man the victim of fishing boat tragedy in Donegal Bay

The man who died in an overnight fishing tragedy off the Donegal coast has been named locally as James Byrne, from Cashel, Kilcar.

He was in his 70s.

The Coast Guard was initially alerted at 8.30pm to a boat on the rocks in Donegal Bay, and it was believed a person was missing from the vessel.

An operation was undertaken by Arranmore and Bundoran RNLI, as well as members of the Coast Guard in Killybegs and Sligo.

The body was recovered from the water near Teelin shortly after 11pm

The late Mr Byrne’s remains will leave the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny, this afternoon to arrive at his home this evening.