It's believed the three men who died after fishing boat capsized off the Waterford coast were brothers.
The alarm was raised when the men failed to return to Dunmore East as expected this evening.
The Coastguard helicopter from Waterford spotted the partly sunken vessel in Tramore bay, with three bodies nearby.
It's understood the men had been wearing lifejackets.
Paul Tuohy is the PRO for the Tramore lifeboat - he's been speaking to Beat 102-103.