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Body Recovered In Search For Diver Off Donegal

15th August 2017
The diver’s remains were recovered at the Pinto, one of a multitude of wrecks off the North Coast The diver’s remains were recovered at the Pinto, one of a multitude of wrecks off the North Coast Photo: WreckSite.eu

#Diving - The body of a diver missing off the Donegal coast since Saturday was recovered yesterday (Monday 14 August), according to Canada’s Globe and Mail.

The deceased, a Canadian citizen believed to be in his 60s and who has not yet been named, was found near the wreck of the Pinto, a convoy rescue ship sunk by a German U-boat on 8 September 1944.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the man had been diving with a group north of Fanad when he disappeared on Saturday afternoon (12 August).

Ireland is a popular destination for wreck divers, with a number of shipwrecks of historical significance dotted around the coast.

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