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Body of man (20s) recovered from lake between Benburb and Aughnacloy

A man’s body has been recovered from a lake outside Aughnacloy on Sunday.

The body of a man, who was in his early 20s, was recovered from the lake in the Carricklongfield Road area – between Aughnacloy and Benburb.

It has been reported that the victim entered the water shortly after 11pm on Saturday, June 1 and got into difficulty.

A search operation involving police, NIFRS and Community Search and Rescue volunteers, was launched but unfortunately ended in tragedy this morning.

A PSNI spokesman said: “Police will make enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the death and a post mortem will take place in due course, however at present the death is not believed to be suspicious.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased.”

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