An investigation is underway into the death of a fisherman in West Cork

The body of a man has been found on board a trawler in Bantry

The Lithuanian man - in his fifties - was pronounced dead after paramedics were alerted by a crewman at around 10.30 last night. 

Gardaí have cordoned off the Irish-registered vessel.

It's expected Assistant State Pathologist, Dr Margaret Bolster will carry out a post-mortem at Cork University Hospital this afternoon.

Gardai say the results of the examination will determine the direction of their inquiries.

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