WHILE not yet fully confirmed, the body recovered from the shore in Labasheeda on Tuesday is reported to be that of a Limerick man. It is believed that the man has been missing since late last year.
The body was spotted shortly before 5pm on Tuesday by the Shannon Rescue Helicopter on the shore, close to the townland of Colmanstown. The helicopter had been on a training exercise. Kilrush RNLI and the Kilkee Coastguard Unit were called to help with the recovery operation while the helicopter returned from Shannon with two Gardai.
Officer in Charge of the Irish Coastguard Unit in Kilkee, Martony Vaughan, outlined the groups role in the recovery.
“We were tasked just before 5pm on Tuesday to assist the Gardai in Labasheeda at Colmanstown Castle with the recovery of a body from the shoreline. We proceeded to the area and we assisted the Gardai with the recovery. The casualty was about a kilometre from road access so we used a quad bike and personnel to assist Garda Crime Scene and to get there and also to recovery the body to the road. The body was then handed over to the Gardai,” he explained.