The man who drowned tragically in the river Moy in Foxford yesterday afternoon has been named as John Newcombe of 47 Moyview, Foxford.
John, aged in his early fifties, was fishing for salmon on the River Moy close to the bridge in the town.
Other anglers in the area and members of the gardai were unable to save the fisherman after he apparently lost his footing.
His body was recovered and brought to Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar where a post mortem examination was carried out.
Local councillor Neil Cruise told Midwest News today the community is saddened at his death and described John as an able fisherman.
His remains will be reposing at Clarke’s funeral home Foxford tomorrow evening (Wed) from 5.30pm to 7.30pm with removal to St Michael’s Church Foxford to arrive at 8pm.
He will be laid to rest after 12 noon Mass in Craggagh cemetery on Thursday.