13 Aug 2022

Body found in search of River Barrow for missing dad who was kayaking with his son

Body found in search of River Barrow for missing Athy kayaker Declan Reid

Declan Reid

A body has been recovered in the search for a kayaker who had been missing since an incident in the River Barrow a week ago.

Declan Reid, 34, had not been seen since his kayak overturned near Ardreigh Lock, Athy on Sunday afternoon, February 28. His eight-year-old son was rescued from the water by a passer-by. Mr Reid managed to keep his son afloat until he could be taken to the riverbank.

A search and rescue operation involving gardaí, divers, the Civil Defence and local volunteers has been mounted in Athy over the past week.

A body was recovered from the Barrow at 4pm on Saturday afternoon. A post-mortem will take place at Naas Hospital.

Mr Reid's Facebook page says he is a native of the UK and lived in Dublin.

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