Gardaí have confirmed that the body found yesterday evening is that of missing teenager Elisha Gault.
They released a statement saying: “The body of Elisha was discovered this evening the 25th March 2018 and has been taken to the mortuary in Waterford University Hospital.”
They thanked all the volunteers and search agencies who helped in the search operation.
It’s understood that the search and rescue Coast Guard helicopter was on its way back to Waterford airport from a routine operation but crew members saw a body floating in the water near Fiddown bridge some time after 6pm yesterday evening.
The Coast Guard have been involved in the search throughout the last week.
Divers went to the scene and the body was recovered from low water along the edge of the Suir, about seven or eight kilometres from Carrick-on-Suir.