Gardai in Wexford are trying to determine if a body found near the town yesterday evening is that of a missing Kildare teenager.
18-year-old Conal Owens from Naas was last seen while on holiday with his friends near Curracloe Beach on New Year's Eve.
A post mortem examination is due to be carried out on the body this afternoon.
More than 1,000 people took part in the search for him after his disappearance.
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