The search for missing Darryl Burke has resumed today as his fellow angler helps police with their investigations

Emergency services will continue their

search for missing angler Darrly Burke today after the boat he was on board sank on

Lough Ree in Ireland last Thursday.

The 30-year-old had been on a fishing trip

with two others when they reportedly got into difficulty on the lake. 

David Warnock was rescued from the water

but later died, while the third member of the fishing party is currently

recovering in hospital.

60-year-old John Trimble is awake and

helping police with their investigation to find Mr Burke who has not been seen

since the boat sank.

Mr Timble is reported to have told police

that the three men had become separated after they noticed their boat was

taking on water.

They headed for shore, using fishing

equipment to stay afloat but there had been concerns that Mr Burke was either

trapped inside, or under, the vessel.

Lough Ree RNLI

operations manager Damien Delaney said: “The area we are searching at the

moment is about two square miles. We feel that the area we are in is the right

area. Visibility is poor, but we are going to keep at it.”

“It

would appear that the three men were going to spend some days in Lough Ree to

do a bit of fishing and camping. During the course of their passage, the

weather deteriorated quite quickly and we think the boat may have been swamped

by waves.” 

“John

Trimble, I believe, has made a statement to the Garda and our search area is

based on what John has told us.”

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