Body found in search of River Barrow, Athy, for missing kayaker Declan Reid

Tragic incident occurred last Sunday

KildareNow reporter


KildareNow reporter


Body found in search of River Barrow for missing Athy kayaker Declan Reid

Declan Reid

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.