BREAKING: Body found in search for missing Tipperary teenager Elisha Gault

Anne O'Grady

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Anne O'Grady

Elisha Gault

Elisha Gault who went missing on St. Patrick's Day

A body has been found in the river Suir this evening by search teams looking for missing Carrick on Suir teenager Elisha Gault.

Fourteen year old Elisha has been missing from home since St. Patrick's Day.

The discovery was made shortly after 7pm on a section of the River Suir near Killowen, Portlaw.

Gardaí say the body of a female was spotted by the Rescue 117 Coastguard helicopter from Waterford. 

The body has been taken to University Hospital Waterford for formal identification and a post-mortem examination.

The body was discovered near where searches were taking place for 14-year-old Elisha Gault, who went missing from Carrick-on-Suir last weekend.