Updated: 10/03/17 : 04:49:46
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Body of missing Sligo man found in mountains

The body of a Sligo man missing for over three weeks has been found in a mountainous area.

Kenneth McGowan’s body was recovered from a mountainous area in North Co. Sligo yesterday, March 9, 2017.

The 49-year-old was last seen on February 12, in the Drumcliff area of Sligo at approximately 1.15am.

A statement from the Gardaí said: ‘Gardaí in Sligo would like to take this opportunity to thank the Civil Defence, Sligo Mountain Rescue and voluntary statutory agencies for all their assistance.’

Appealing for information last week, gardaí described him as 5ft 11 inches in height and approximately 11 stone.

He was was last seen wearing dark clothing, had brown hair and a short brown/reddish beard.

Kenneth’s family and gardaí were concerned for his welfare, said the Garda appeal.