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.”
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
Trimble, I believe, has made a statement to the Garda and our search area is
based on what John has told us.”