Athlone Sub Aqua club thanks local voluntary groups for aiding in rescue mission

The Athlone Sub-Aqua Club is offering its thanks to several other local clubs which helped its volunteers during two operations last weekend in the town.

On Saturday a 10-strong dive team made up of members from Athlone and Roscommon sub aqua units
carried out searches for a man reported missing in the town.

A further search of the Shannon was carried out on Sunday involving for divers and volunteers from across the Shannonside region including Athlone, Roscommon, Lough Ree, Mullingar, Longford and a body was subsequently recovered downstream of Athlone by a local fisherman.

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Also on Saturday evening the ASAC were called to assist a disabled 37ft vessel which had run aground 7 miles south of Athlone

However, it had not suffered any damage and following checks by divers, it was successfully refloated and continued downstream.