Body recovered at Trawbreaga Bay in search for missing camper

Body recovered shortly before 2pm

Body recovered at Trawbreaga Bay in search for missing camper

A body was recovered at Trawbreaga Bay, Inishowen, this afternoon in the search for a Derry man who has been missing since Monday.

The body was recovered on the Inishowen shoreline shortly before 2pm today by the Coast Guard Rescue 118 helicopter. The helicopter transferred the body to Letterkenny University Hospital, where a formal identification is to be carried out..

A major search had been under way since Monday for 59-year-old Derry man Anthony “Tony” Griffiths (pictured), from the Culmore area of Derry, who went missing while on a camping break in Inishowen.

The search involved the Coast Guard helicopter, Greencastle Coast Guard, Lough Swilly lifeboat and local divers, including Maiden City divers.

“A lot of effort was put in by search units out there, a lot of them volunteers,” Manus Patten, station officer at the Malin Head Coast Guard station, said.

Mr Griffith’s family had been camping with him at the Isle of Doagh on Monday but found on Tuesday morning that he had left the area where he had been expected to sleep the previous night. They alerted local gardaí, who initiated a full-scale land and sea search.