Body recovered from sea in Kilkee

Body recovered from sea in Kilkee

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Kilkee Bay
Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

The body of a young man has been recovered from the sea in Kilkee.

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 9.00am, the Coast Guard boat crew located a body believed to that of a male aged 22 and unstertood to be from Co Cork. Its understood the victim had been visiting the area with friends.

Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
The body was recovered by members of Kilkee Coast Guard – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

The body was recovered from the water and taken to the Coast Guard station where a doctor had been asked to attend.

The remains were taken by hearse to University Hospital Limerick where a postmortem examination is expected to take place.

Gardaí are investigating the discovery but it’s understood the man may have fallen into the water during the night.

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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.

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