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Body Recovered off North Clare Coast

A RECOVERY operation took place this morning off the coast of the Cliffs of Moher when gardaí and coastguard personnel were alerted to the sight of a body in the water near Doolin. The body is understood to be that of a woman aged in her 50s or 60s. Once reported around midday, the Irish Coast Guard Unit based in Doolin deployed and the remains were reovered and brought in to the shoreline. The woman’s body was removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem examination is to take place. Gardaí are investigating as they try to establish the woman’s identity and are asking anyone who has a concern or information to make contact with them at Ennistymon Garda Station on 065-707 2180.

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Man’s body found in public toilet

  Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man whose body was found in a public toilet in Ennis this morning. The discovery was made at around 8am in the local authority owned automatic public facility at Abbey Street car park. The man is believed to be in his 30s. His body has been removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem examination will be carried out. Gardaí say they are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death. A spokesman said: “We are asking for anyone who was in the area of the Abbey Street car park last night, during the night or into early this morning to contact Ennis Garda Station (065-6848100) if they have any information.”  

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Man’s body recovered

THE body of a man has been recovered from the Shannon Estuary. The body was found while a search was being carried out for a Sixmilebridge man on Friday morning. The search was launched when John O’Gorman, who was last seen on Wednesday evening, failed to return home. Two fishermen found the body about 8km south-west of Shannon Airport. The body was removed to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem.

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Skeletal Remains in Fanore are those of woman buried at Sea

Gardaí have confirmed that the skeletal remains that washed up on the Fanore coast last month were those of a woman buried at sea in 2016. Superintendent John Galvin of Kilrush Garda Station said the family of the deceased have been informed and they are no longer investigating the matter. He said the deceased woman had been buried off the West coast following her death in 2016. The remains were found by walkers on September 19 last at Poulsallagh in Fanore. Following a post mortem and DNA analysis the identity of the deceased was established and contact was subsequently made with the family.  

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Body recovered from sea

Irish Coast Guard volunteers based at Doolin recovered the body of a woman, missing for several days, from the sea at the weekend. The body is believed to be that of a woman, from the Roscommon area, missing since her car was found abandoned near the Cliffs of Moher early last week. After recovering the body from the water, north of Doolin Pier, volunteers from the Doolin Coast Guard brought the body to the coast guard station from where it was removed to University Hospital Limerick for a post mortem examination.

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Body recovered from sea in Kilkee

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.

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Search still continues for missing Japanese tourist

THE search continues for a missing Japanese tourist eight months after the body of her travelling companion was recovered from the waters off Kilkee. An inquest into the death last August of 63-year-old Eiji Takagi at Clare’s Coroner’s Court this week heard that the search is ongoing for fellow tourist Ushio Azaki, who also went missing. The remains of Mr Takagi, who had a Californian address, were recovered in Kilkee bay in water about 27m deep on August 30 of last year, following an extensive search of the area. The inquest was told that the pair were last seen alive when they checked out of The Bellbridge House Hotel and were due to visit Kilkee. Concern was raised when their hire car was seen parked at George’s Head for a number of days and a search operation was launched. Along with search and rescue teams from Lough Derg, Ennis and Aughinish, local coast guard units from Kilkee, Doolin and Ballybunion …

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Body recovered in Bunratty search

A body has been recovered from the water in Bunratty on the third day of searches for a local man missing in the area. This morning, during the course of a search operation, the body of a man was recovered near Quay Island shortly after 11am this morning. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by a doctor and is being removed to University Hospital Limerick for a post-mortem examination later this afternoon. Gardaí say efforts are now being made to formally identify the man and that his death is being treated as a tragic accident. A large-scale search operation was launched in Bunratty on Saturday evening after concerns were raised for the well-being of a man, originally from Bunratty but living in nearby Sixmilebridge. Hundreds of people were involved in searches of the area over the past number of days including Gardaí, Bunratty Search and Rescue, the Doolin and Kilkee units of the Irish Coastguard, Clare Civil Defence …

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