Body found in Salthill during search for missing swimmer

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A body has been found near Salthill in a major search operation for a swimmer who did not return to shore yesterday evening.

It is understood that the swimmer was 39 years old and from Galway.

The search resumed this morning after standing down at around 9pm yesterday.

The RNLI and Gardaí confirmed that the search had become a recovery operation, and that a body was recovered after 10am.

Update: The swimmer has been named locally as Barry Mitchell.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.