Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Third body found in trawler search

The Coast Guard and Garda have expanded their search for fishermen believed drowned off the coast of Co Cork

A third body has been found in the search for missing fishermen believed drowned when their trawler sank off the Co. Cork coast.

It was later identified as Egyptian crewman Wael Mohammed, brother of the only survivor of the sunken trawler.

Divers recovered the body near the sunken Tit Bonhomme on Sunday morning.

Skipper Michael Hayes and Egyptian man Saied Ali Eldin are still missing.

The trawler sank last Sunday morning in Glandore Bay, West Cork.

Six men were on board including the skipper, 21-year-old Dublin man Kevin Kershaw and four Egyptian fishermen.

One of the Egyptian men - Mohammed Abdo Elgwad - survived.

The bodies of Mr Kershaw and Atia Shaban were recovered earlier this week.

The search will continue for the two remaining bodies.

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