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A body has been recovered from the Irish Sea in the search for missing fisherman Willie Whelan.

He went missing nearly three weeks ago when the Alize vessel went down off the coast of Wexford.

An extensive search operation has been underway since January 5th.

Navy divers located the body on Wednesday, and completed the recovery operation earlier 52 metres below the water.

Another fisherman, Joe Sinnott from Kilmore, died in hospital after being recovered from the water after the ship sank on January 4th.

He was recovered from the water by the Rescue 117 helicopter and flown to Waterford Airport.

He was then transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Waterford for treatment.

However he later died in hospital.


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