Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Irish fisherman found in Scots harbour named

A missing fisherman whose body was found in a Scottish harbour on Boxing Day has been identified as that of a 34-year-old Donegal man.

The body found in the sea near a pier at Ullapool harbour in Scotland was that of Philip Anthony Toland.

Mr Toland (34), from Glengad in Inishowen, Co Donegal, has an eight-year-old son, and was last seen on Christmas Day.

The alarm was raised that evening and police, Coastguard and the RNLI carried out "extensive searches". His body was recovered on Monday.

Police are working on the theory that Mr Toland may have slipped and lost his footing while returning to his boat.

He was the son of Ann and the late Owen Toland and has three brothers and two sisters.

He was well-known and respected in the Glengad area where he played for the local Glengad United football team.

"He was captain of the club for about four years and he was the captain twice when we won the league," a spokesman for Glengad FC said.

Mr Toland was based in Donegal but working in Scotland.

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