Body of missing hill walker found in County Donegal

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Irish coastguard helicopterImage source, RTE
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A coastguard helicopter was involved in the search

The body of a missing hill walker has been recovered from the Derryveigh mountains in County Donegal.

The alarm was raised on Saturday night when the man had not returned to his car.

It is understood his body was found at 18:00 BST on Sunday, and rescue teams were stood down at 21:50 BST.

He was originally from England but had a home in Donegal, RTÉ reports. It is not clear now the man died.

A Coast Guard helicopter took part in the search on Sunday.

The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team thanked everyone involved in the search.