Body of Portlaoise man found in lake

The body of a Portlaoise man who went missing for five days has been discovered by gardaí in Kilminchy lake.

47-year-old Patrick Bruton was missing from his home at Lakeside Gardens, Kilminchy since January 31.

A garda spokesperson has confirmed that a sub-aqua unit of the gardaí searched the lake and recovered Mr Bruton’s body at approximately 2.45pm on Wednesday, February 5.

Mr Bruton was pronounced dead and brought to the morgue at Portlaoise hospital. His funeral mass took place yesterday, Monday, February 10, at the Church of Our Lady and St David, Naas, with burial afterwards in St Corban’s Cemetery, Naas.


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