A body has been recovered in the search for a kayaker who had been missing since an incident in the River Barrow, Athy, a week ago.
Declan Reid, 34, had not been seen since his kayak overturned near Ardreigh Lock on Sunday afternoon, February 28. His eight-year-old son was rescued from the water by a passer-by. Mr Reid managed to keep his son afloat until he could be taken to the riverbank.
A search and rescue operation involving gardaí, divers, the Civil Defence and local volunteers has been mounted in Athy over the past week.
A body was recovered from the Barrow at 4pm this afternoon. A post-mortem will take place at Naas Hospital.