Gardai have confirmed that the body recovered from the River Suir tonight was that of missing teen Elisha Gault.
Search teams recovered the body at around 7pm near Killowen in Portlaw, Co. Waterford.
The body was taken from the river and transferred to Waterford for a post mortem examination at University Hospital Waterford.
In a statement tonight, gardai paid tribute to the search volunteers who had supported the huge search operation since Elisha went missing on St. Patrick’s Day.
Very sad news for family; awful awful news; RIP ELISHA….
Gardaí have tonight confirmed the body is that of missing teenager Elisha Gault, who went missing from Carrick-on-Suir last weekend.
— Damien Tiernan (@damienrte) March 25, 2018
The Office of the State Pathologist was notified and a full post mortem examination is expected to be conducted on Monday.