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Body recovered in search for missing student

The search for missing Ennis law student, Michael Bugler has been called off after a body was recovered from the sea near Ardfry Point in Oranmore this afternoon.

Gardaí say an unidentified body was spotted about 20 metres from shore by a search party looking for the missing man.

Twenty year old Michael Bugler, an NUI Galway student, had not been seen since Friday, December 18 in the Quay Street area of the city.

Since his disappearance, gardaí and hundreds of people have been engaged in daily searches in the Galway area for the missing student.

In a post of Facebook later that evening, Michael sister Laura said the family are “relieved to finally have Michael home”.

She added, “On behalf of myself, my family and Michael’s friends I’d like to thank you all for your help and support over the last three weeks. Thankfully we are so relieved to finally have Michael home today”.

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