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Body found in search for Belfast woman Ruth Maguire

Ruth Maguire went missing in Carlingford on a hen night
Ruth Maguire went missing in Carlingford on a hen night

A body has been found in the search for missing Belfast mother-of-three Ruth Maguire.

The body was found in Carlingford Lough on Monday afternoon and police said it is believed to be that of Mrs Maguire (30).

Mrs Maguire was part of a 32-strong hen party who travelled to Carlingford in Co Louth to celebrate an upcoming wedding.

She was last seen by friends at around 11.30pm on Saturday and a search operation began on Sunday involving an Irish Coastguard helicopter, the Greenore Coastguard, the Belfast Coastguard and Kilkeel Lifeboat.

It emerged that Mrs Maguire had posted a photograph on social media with Carlingford Lough close by.

Her friend Colette Delaney wrote on Facebook that Ms Maguire “had no coat and it was freezing”.

She said she was “worried sick”.

“Please God help her be found safe,” she added.

Originally from Belfast, Mrs Maguire lived with her family in Newcastle, Co Down, and worked at Daisy Hill Hospital.

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