Irish coastguard looking for partying mum find a body in the water at Carlingford Lough
This is the last picture of mother-of-three Ruth Maquire (above), 30, from Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland, who vanished during a friend’s hen night in Ireland on Saturday.
Police looking for Ruth revealed they found a body today at sea. She was one of group of 32 women on a hen do when she disappeared.
Ruth is pictured here on the night she vanished wearing the same clothes she had on when she disappeared. This picture was shared on Facebook by her friend Clara McKay to help find her.
Her girlfriends only discovered she was missing when they returned back to the accommodation they were staying at. A huge search involving the Irish Coastguard discovered a body this afternoon. “The search for a missing 30 year old woman has been stood down following the discovery of a body of a woman in the water at Carlingford Lough this afternoon Monday the 18th of March 2019.
“The body is believed to be that of missing woman Ruth Maguire. Gardaí wish to thank the public for their help in this instance, the help of the volunteers and the Coast Guard. No further assistance is required, ” Gardia revealed.
Reports say Ruth was seen on CCTV walking towards the water but was not seen walking back. A post mortem is due to be carried out.
Ruth was out partying in Carlingford, Co Louth, when she vanished on Saturday at around 11.30pm. She became separated from the hen group after partying in Taaffe’s bar in the town centre as they headed back to their accommodation, which was a five minute walk away.
Mother-of-three Ruth Maquire with her partner James Griffin and their children.
Ruth’s friend Katrina O’Hare said the group realised she wasn’t part of the group any more when they arrived back at the accommodation and the alarm was raised. The group began searching for her and discovered Ruth’s phone was turned off and her coat was found in the bar. Her brother Ryan and her sister Rachel are currently in the village and her partner is due to arrive later today.