Boat believed to have capsized on the lake in ‘gusty’ conditions.

A FISHERMAN remains missing tonight and two others are recovering in hospital following a boat accident on Lough Ree near Athlone.

The search for the third man continued for hours after his two companions had earlier been pulled from the water but he was not located.

All three men are believed to be from Northern Ireland.

They were part of a group of six from an angling club in Armagh.

They had left from Hodson Bay in Athlone, Co Westmeath, on an angling trip this afternoon.

The group had informed locals of their plans to camp overnight on the lakeshore at Carna a few kilometres from Hodson Bay….

Irish Independent 20/03/2014 Read the article ‘Fisherman remains missing after boat capsizes on Lough Ree’

A Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat. Photo. RNLI
A Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat. Photo. RNLI