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Body of man (70s) recovered from mountain near Omagh

The man's body was found on Saturday night near Mullaghcarn Mountain.
The man's body was found on Saturday night near Mullaghcarn Mountain.

Police are investigating after the sudden death of a man aged in his 70s in the Gortin area of Omagh on Saturday night.

The man's body was discovered after a rescue team was called in to search for a missing trail bike rider on Mullaghcarn Mountain on Saturday.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

In a statement a spokesman for the North West Mountain Rescue Team said: "At 6.45pm the team received a request from the PSNI to search for a missing trail bike rider who had become detached from his party in the area of Mullaghcarn Mountain.

"Team members responded and initiated a search plan but sadly, after some time, recovered the body of a male who was pronounced deceased at the scene by our team doctor.

"We pass on our deepest condolences to the family and friends and have them in our thoughts at this very sad time.

"Thanks to the PSNI for their assistance and Search And Rescue Dog Association."

A PSNI spokesman said: "Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man, aged in his 70s, in the Glengawna area of Gortin, Omagh on the night of Saturday 18 May.

"A post mortem is due to take place, however, the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time."

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