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Body of pensioner recovered from mountain near Omagh

A body – believed to be that of a trail bike rider – has been recovered from a mountain near Omagh.

The discovery was made after a rescue team was called in to search for a missing biker on Mullaghcarn Mountain on Saturday.

Polie have said the man who died was in his 70s.

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In a statement – the North West Mountain Rescue team said, “At 6.45pm the team received a request from the PSNI to search for a missing trail bike rider who had become detached from his party in the area of Mullaghcarn Mountain.

“Team members responded and initiated a search plan but sadly, after some time, recovered the body of a male who was pronounced deceased at the scene by our team Doctor.

“We pass on our deepest condolences to the family and friends and have them in our thoughts at this very sad time. “

A police spokesperson said, “Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man, aged in his 70s, in the Glengawna area of Gortin, Omagh on the night of Saturday, May 18.

“A post mortem is due to take place, however, the death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.”

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