Body of fisherman recovered off Dublin coast

One man was rescued yesterday and is recovering in hospital

Body of fisherman recovered off Dublin coast

A search for a missing fisherman is underway | Image: Rollingnews.ie

Updated at 11:28

The body of a fisherman has been recovered in the Irish sea.

He was on board a fishing vessel which sank near Skerries yesterday afternoon, sparking a major search and rescue operation.

One man was rescued yesterday and is recovering in hospital.

The deceased has been brought ashore to Skerries harbour and will undergo a post mortem examination.

The men were fishing for razor clams and were around 100 metres from the harbour when the trawler got into difficulty. 

A member of the public raised the alarm, when they saw the boat capsize. 

RNLI lifeboats from Skerries, Howth and Clogherhead were involved with the search, along with local fishermen.