Body recovered from River Shannon

Body recovered from River Shannon


Killaloe Coast Guard and Killaloe/Ballina Search and Recovery Unit during the search – Photo: Pat Flynn

The body of a man has been recovered from the River Shannon in Co Clare this afternoon.

The body is believed to be that of a man in his 40’s from Limerick who has been missing since March 20th.

A van belonging to the man was found parked at the waters edge in Killaloe early on the morning of March 21st.

A major search was launched and concluded at lunchtime today when a body was found near Parteen.

The search involved the Killaloe and Doolin units of the Irish Coast Guard; Killaloe/Ballina Search and Recovery Unit; Clare Civil Defence; Mallow Search and Rescue unit and the Garda Water Unit.

The body has been removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem examination will be carried out.

Gardaí are treating the death as a personal tragedy.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.