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Two bodies recovered from the sea in separate areas of Galway

Greg Harking and Geraldine Gittens

Published 17/04/2016

Two bodies have been found as Garda searched for two missing men in Galway
Two bodies have been found as Garda searched for two missing men in Galway

Two bodies have been recovered in Galway this weekend, as searches got underway for two missing men.

Gardaí have confirmed that the body of one man was recovered from the water in the Galway docks area, not far from Galway lifeboat station, this morning after being spotted by a passerby.

While the body of another man was recovered at Costello Bay yesterday morning.

Post mortems are due to take place at University Hospital Galway.

The identities of the men have not yet been confirmed.

Two major searches were being conducted for Roscommon man Anthony Henehan (38) and soldier Ben Garrett (21), originally from Mayo.

Anthony Henehan was last seen on March 10.

While Private Garrett in the 1st Battalion in Galway was last seen leaving the popular Carbon nightclub on Galway's Eglington Street at around 1.45am on March 31.

Families and friends of both men had been involved in extensive appeals on social media in a bid to trace them.

Gardaí in Galway say it will be Monday at earliest before the bodies are positively identified.

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