Body of missing man found in the Shannon

THE body of missing Offaly man Michael Egan was found in the Shannon on Thursday.

THE body of missing Offaly man Michael Egan was found in the Shannon on Thursday.

The 24 year old had been missing since October 17 when he was last seen in the early hours of the morning on the Banagher to Cloghan road.

A large numbers of volunteers as well as sub aqua teams had taken part in the search for the Five Alley native.

His body was discovered near the old Green Isle factory downriver from Banagher.

He was brought to the marina where a short service took place before he was removed to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore.