A post morten examination is to be caried out on the body of a young man taken from the sea in Kilkee earlier today.
Gardai, who are continuing with their inquires into the death of the man in his 20s, believe it may have been a tragic accident and that the man may have fallen into the water during the night.
The alarm was raised at around 8.15am when emergency services received a report of a body in the water not far from the beach. The Kilkee unit of the Irish Coast Guard was alerted and responded to the scene along with gardaí.
Shortly before 9am, the coast guard boat crew recovered the body from the water.
The remains have since been taken to University Hospital Limerick where a postmortem examination is to take place.