Police investigating the disappearance of an Irish filmmaker in New York have recovered a body from the ocean.
Ross McDonnell, who is originally from Dublin, was reported missing on November 4th after his locked bike was discovered at Fort Tilden Beach in Queens.
Officers from the NYPD were called to the area on Friday when a body was discovered close to where the 44-year-old went missing.
No foul play is suspected, sources told NBC News.
They added that it is possible Mr McDonnell went for a swim, somehow got caught in the current and drowned.
The investigation is ongoing.
Mr McDonnell missed an appointment on the day he is believed to have been last seen.
After failing to turn up for work the following day, friends went to his apartment and broke down the door.
Mr McDonnell was a celebrated filmmaker who was nominated for his first Emmy for an Outstanding Investigative Documentary with Elián, about "a five-year-old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida coast in 1999".
He also won Emmys for cinematography for his work on the Showtime series The Trade in 2021, which covered the US' opioid epidemic and Central American immigration, and for the film The First Wave in 2022, which followed the staff and patients of a New York hospital at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reporting by: IRN