Body found in search for missing Arklow man
A body has been found in the search for missing Arklow man James Sheehan.
The Boyne River Rescue team made the discovery at approximately 5.15pm this evening (Thursday) at the North Quay.
Gardai have not formerly identified the body however it is believed to be that of the missing man.
Gardaí 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.
James Sheehan (18) was last seen in the Ferrybank area of the town at 3.30 am Sunday morning.
A bank account has been set up for donations to go towards the Boyne Fishermen River Rescue team who helped in the search for James.
Local man Paul Flynn who had been the driving force behind the local search party posted on the Revive Arklow Group Facebook page "It's with sad news and some happy news that I am able to update the first picture I placed on Facebook during the search for James."
"Loads of local people got together and vowed to ensure James came home, and that mission was completed today. While there is loads of names to mention I have have to say well done to Alan Murphy who brought the The Boyne Fishermen's Rescue and Recovery Service down to Arklow and seems like James was waiting till one of his own came to take him home."
"Thanks to everyone who posted, sent pm with information, and kept the search going. To all the local business who helped the team during the hard times. For now the search is over, time to grieve over the loss of a great young fella. Take care RED."
Bank account details:
Bank - AIB Arklow
Sort code - 93-30-23
Account number - 36365018