Body found in search for teenager23/08/2012 - 18:29:49
A body has been discovered by search teams looking for missing teenager James Sheehan.
The remains were recovered from the Avoca River in Arklow, Co Wicklow, this evening.
The 18-year-old disappeared in the early hours of Sunday after a night out in the town.
A Garda spokesman, who said the body has not been identified, thanked Boyne Fishermen River Rescue, who located the body, as well as the assistance of the Garda Water Unit, Civil Defence and the local community.
A post mortem examination will be held to determine the exact cause of death.
More than 100 volunteers had joined Mr Sheehan’s family and friends in the search over the last few days.
Searches were carried out in Arklow town and the surrounding areas, including the reed beds at the Avoca River as it fell within a 1,500-metre radius of where the teenager was last seen.
Mr Sheehan, from Ballyduff Road in Arklow, was last seen leaving Sally O’Brien’s nightclub at 2.38am on Sunday.
CCTV from around business premises in the town has revealed that he left the club and walked down Condren’s Lane.
The battery on his phone expired on Sunday morning.
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